‘Russia Unfiltered’: An unconventional perspective on Russia
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 20 March 2019
This event is free.
Russian Studies Seminar Series
347SSEES16 Taviton StreetLondonWC1H 0BW
Ilayda Nijhar, postgraduate student at UCL studying Russian and Post-Soviet Politics, will be launching her book 'Russia Unfiltered' on March 20th. The book is a compilation of published articles she has written over a course of three years from 2015 and 2018, all focused on Russian politics, culture and international affairs. Ilayda's knowledge of Russia was cultivated through annual trips in which she spent prolonged periods of time both in St. Petersburg and Moscow to refine her understanding of the country and its people from a personal, unfiltered perspective. Her articles feature contemporary analyses of Russian current affairs over the past three years, with a particular focus on the developments between Russia and NATO and more significantly Russo-Turkish relations.
The event will feature a short discussion by Dr Pete Duncan (UCL, SSEES) and the author Ilayda Nijhar discussing her book and wider Russo-Turkish relations. The discussion will be followed by a live Russian music performance by Igor Outkine concluding with a reception to celebrate the launch of 'Russia Unfiltered'.
This event has been supported by the Post-Soviet Press Group.
About the Speaker
at UCL SSEES
Ilayda Nijhar graduated in the summer of 2018 with joint honours in Russian and Politics from Queen Mary, University of London. She is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Russian and Post-Soviet Politics at UCL’s School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES).
Alongside her studies, Ilayda has worked as an associate journalist in London, writing articles on contemporary Russian affairs, reporting from Russia, Turkey and the UK. Ilayda's wider interest and focus is on post-Cold War Russo-Turkish relations.