Berlin Stammtisch with lecture: How to proceed after the presidential election in Russia?

04.07.2012 (19:00)

Hall of the library Am Luisenbad.13357 Berlin, Travemünder Str. 2.Corner Badstr.(U-Bhf. Pankstraße).

What happens after the presidential election in Russia?
Field reports of the German-Russian Exchange e.V.
from the work with politics, authorities, opposition members and the civil movement

Speaker: Stefan Melle, Managing Director of Deutsch-Russischer Austausch e.V.
Place: Hall of the library Am Luisenbad, 13357 Berlin, Travemünder Str. 2, corner Badstr.(U-Bhf. Pankstraße)
Time: 19:00

Mr. Stefan Melle has been Managing Director of the German-Russian Exchange Association since 2006. He is also one of the initiators of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum and has been a member of its Coordination Council since its foundation.

The lecture will discuss the signs and opportunities for political reform following Vladimir Putin’s re-election to the Russian presidency. What does the new Russian right to demonstrate mean? How much federalism is there in the reintroduction of the eligibility of governors? How do political elites, media and civil society see the situation and tasks of their country? What framework do Putin and Medvedev set for civic engagement?
An open discussion round will then be held with the participants.

Participants will have the opportunity to continue their discussions in a relaxed atmosphere, at the

Berlin Regulars’ Table

Place: Cafe-Restaurant Lichtburg, Behmstr. 9, 13357 Berlin (S-/U-Bhf. Gesundbrunnen,, not far from the venue of the lecture)
Time: around 8.15 pm

Registration: For the purpose of optimal organisation, we ask for prior registration, informally by e-mail ( or by fax with the attached form. If you register at short notice, we may have to reckon with limited capacities. Participation is free of charge. Everyone is responsible for their own consumption.