SPECIAL EVENT: 1993 Constitutional Crisis film and talk, in DC Thurs, 2pm
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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.
Washington Bureau Chief, Voice of Russia
Rustem covered the events as a journalist and was critically wounded by sniper fire of unknown origin
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
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
For more information:
Victoria Mashkova, 202-942-3327, firstname.lastname@example.org