Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/02/22/Russia_After_the_Presidential_Election Russian scholar Nikolay Petrov discusses the relationship between Russia's next president, Dimitry Medvedev, and its current, outgoing one, Vadimir Putin. This program was recorded prior to Russia's March 2 Presidential election. ----- Carnegie Moscow Center Scholar-in-Residence Nikolai Petrov discussed Russia's March 2 presidential elections, which are widely expected to usher in the rule of Dmitry Medvedev, President Putin's favored successor. Petrov provided analysis of the Putin regime's political structure, the likely policy trajectory of a Medvedev administration, and the problems that Russia's new president will have to tackle. He concluded that Russian politics will change substantially even in the next six months as key Kremlin factions etch out their role in the next administration. Carnegie's James F. Collins moderated the event - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Nikolay Petrov served as chief organizer of the Analysis and Forecast Division in the Supreme Soviet (1991-1992), advisor and analyst for the Russian Presidential Administration (1994-1995), and a scholar at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1993-1994) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (1994). From 1996 to 2000, Petrov worked at the Carnegie Moscow Center as a senior consultant and scholar-in-residence. He later lectured at Macalester College in the United States. Petrov earned his Ph.D. from Moscow State University. Petrov is also a senior research associate with the Institute of Geography at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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