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Navalny and Russia’s Opposition During the War: A Conversation with Maria Pevchikh
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1512 International Affairs Building
420 W 118th Street, 15th floor

This is a hybrid (in-person/virtual) event. Registration required for attendance. Please note that all attendees must follow Columbia’s COVID-19 Policies and Guidelines. Columbia University is committed to protecting the health and safety of its community. To that end, all visiting alumni and guests must meet the University requirement of full vaccination status in order to attend in-person events. Vaccination cards may be checked upon entry to all venues. All other attendees may participate virtually on Zoom or YouTube.

Please join the Harriman Institute at Columbia University for a discussion with Maria Pevchikh, head of the investigation department at the Anti-Corruption Foundation. Moderated by Elise Giuliano, Senior Lecturer in Political Science.

Maria Pevchikh is the head of the investigation department at the Anti-Corruption Foundation, a Russian non-profit organization founded by opposition politician Alexei Navalny to investigate and expose the cases of corruption among the Russian elites. During her eleven years of work, she authored over one hundred investigations, most famously of Vladimir Putin’s private palace on the Black Sea which has gained over 120 million views on YouTube. The investigations of the Anti-Corruption Foundation have led to freezing of assets of Russian officials and oligarchs in excess of 1 billion euros, including the seizure of Vladimir Putin’s private yacht in Italy.

Pevchikh is also the editor-in-chief and a presenter of the YouTube channel “Popular Politics,” an independent Russian-language news channel with a monthly audience of over 10 million viewers, and the executive producer of the award-winning CNN/HBO documentary Navalny.

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