Sergey Medvedev, one of the top political analysts in Russia: “State Duma election 2007: preliminary results”

Sergey Medvedev, political analyst

1966 - Born in Moscow
1984 - Reporter, Russian Far North and Siberia
1987 - Editor and writer, U.S. desk, TASS news agency, Moscow
1988 - Researcher, Institute of Europe, Moscow
1988 - Graduates, School of International Journalism, Moscow State University
1988 - Graduates, Charles University, Prague
1990 - Masters, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York City
1992 - Analyst, Foreign Policy Association, Moscow
1993 - Scholar-in-residence, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy
1994 - Visiting scholar, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen, Germany
1995 - PhD, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
1996 - Research fellow, Head of Russian Programme, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, Finland
1999 - Professor, George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkichen, Germany
2004 - Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow State University

Today we will talk about the preliminary results of parliamentary election in Russia. On the 2nd of December the Russian voters gave clear victory to the ruling United Russia Party, headed by President Vladimir Putin. What are the reasons for this success and for declining popularity of the opposition, both Communist and liberal? Sergey Medvedev, one of the top political analysts in Russia will help us get an insight in the coming half-hour.