30 September 2013, 17:51

SPECIAL EVENT: 1993 Constitutional Crisis film and talk, in DC Thurs, 2pm

October 4, 1993, Moscow. People in front of the Russian House of Soviets (from 1994 - the House of the Government of the Russian Federation).

October 4, 1993, Moscow. People in front of the Russian House of Soviets (from 1994 - the House of the Government of the Russian Federation).

October 4, 1993, Moscow. People in front of the Russian House of Soviets (from 1994 - the House of the Government of the Russian Federation).

1993 Russian Constitutional Crisis Film and Discussion

 

The Voice of Russia will host a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of
the Russian Constitutional Crisis on Thursday, October 3.

 

ADMISSION FREE

[Preliminary Photo Show at bottom of page]

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian Federation President Boris Yeltsin instilled a number of neoliberal reforms that eventually led to hyperinflation and mass privatization. In 1993, Yeltsin attempted to dissolve an uncooperative Supreme Soviet, the Russian parliament, and ordered a referendum on a new constitution. The parliament deemed Yeltsin’s presidency “unconstitutional” and appointed its own acting president. Violence erupted in Moscow on September 28 which escalated through October 4, claiming hundreds of lives.

 

The Voice of Russia will be featuring an exclusive short documentary on the event with a discussion to follow.

 

Panelists include:

 

Rustem Safronov

Washington Bureau Chief, Voice of Russia

Rustem covered the events as a journalist and was critically wounded by sniper fire of unknown origin

 

Will Pomeranz

Deputy Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center

Dr. Pomeranz also teaches Russian law at the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University

 

Oleg Kalugin

Retired Major General in the 1st Chief Directorate of the KGB

Professor at The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Alexandria, VA

 

National Press Club, Murrow Room

529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor

Thursday, October 3

2 p.m.

 

For more information:
Victoria Mashkova, 202-942-3327, vmashkova@ruvramerica.com

 

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