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Centering the North Caucasus in Russian Affairs

Date & Time

May. 23, 2024
11:00am – 12:00pm ET


Online Only


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The North Caucasus is an ethnically, linguistically, and religiously diverse region in southwestern Russia that tends to be viewed through the lens of its often strained relationship with Moscow. This discussion will feature three scholars who study the North Caucasus. They will speak about the complex economic, societal, and demographic changes that are taking place in the region, as well as the region’s direct and indirect role in Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine.


Marat Iliasov

Marat Iliyasov

Visiting Scholar, Global Academy of George Washington University.
Picture of Christine Le Jeune

Christine Le Jeune

Ph.D. Candidate, Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Florida
Photo of Jean-Francois Ratelle

Jean-Francois Ratelle

Affiliated Researcher and Professor of Conflict Studies, University of Ottawa Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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