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1428Pres.: Russia's Far Right and Far Left Friends in Europe, Washington 11.7.14

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  • Andreas Umland
    Jul 10, 2014
      Russia's Far Right and Far Left Friends in Europe
      July 11, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm 
      Location: 5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC

      In recent years Russia has shown a growing interest in East European
      far-right parties. Now Russia, as Political Capital Institute research
      demonstrates, is increasingly involving itself with far-right and
      far-left parties of Western Europe as well. At a time of political and
      economic crisis some European political forces have become particularly
      receptive to Russia’s new conservative, increasingly nationalist
      message. PCI Director Peter Kreko will discuss the changing perception
      of Russia on the political fringes of European politics and the new
      challenges it poses for Euro-Atlantic integration at both the national
      and the EU level.

      Dr. Péter Krekó is the Director of Political Capital Institute, a think-tank based in Budapest. He is also an assistant professor of social and political psychology at ELTE University, and a co-chair of the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network Prevention working group. He regularly serves as commentator on the leading international media.  His publications include: A Russian spy in Brussels, The Conspiratorial Mindset in Europe, The Role of Stereotypes and Prejudices in Political Public Thinking,  Study on the Situation of Prejudice and Intolerance in Hungary, Radical and Far-right Celebrities in the Private Media. Krekó recently defended his PHD thesis on the Social Psychology of Conspiracy Theories.