Russia and Poland: Building a Brighter Future

Irina Kobrinskaya, Political Scientist

1952 - Born in Moscow
1975 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1983 - PhD, Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, Moscow
1988 - Senior research fellow, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy, Warsaw
1991 - Returns to Moscow
1994 - Researcher and programme co-ordinator, "Russia and its neighbours", Moscow Carnegie Centre
1998 - Director, Moscow centre, New York East-West Institute
2002 - Executive director, Foundation for Prospective Studies and Initiatives
2002 - Leading research fellow, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences

Leaders from around the world, including Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, were in Poland on September 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Russia and Poland dispute several issues, both past and present. Will the two Slavic nations manage to overcome their misunderstandings? We’ll be talking about it with political scientist Irina Kobrinskaya