Fostering Intolerance Toward
Corruption Among Russian Youth
Irina Olimpieva, Ekaterina Khodzhaeva, and
Elena Vandysheva; Robert Orttung, moderator
Numerous studies show that corruption is pervasive in Russia and that young people are pessimistic about the situation. This panel will discuss the obstacles in the development of anti-corruption education in the former Soviet Union. Ekaterina Khodzhaeva will examine how the state prosecutes corruption cases in Russia and explain the complicated nature of the country’s corruption statistics. Elena Vandysheva will provide an overview of anti-corruption efforts in Russia and the obstacles to their implementation. Irina Olimpieva will present the results of her research about corruption perceptions of Russian students – what do young people know about corruption and how can we use this knowledge to make anti-corruption education in Russia more effective?

Irina Olimpieva is a senior researcher at the Center for Independent Social Research in St. Petersburg and a senior research associate at IERES. Elena Vandysheva is an expert at the St. Petersburg branch of Transparency International Russia. Ekaterina Khodzhaeva is a senior researcher at the Institute of the Rule of Law at European University in St. Petersburg. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
3:00-5:00 pm

Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St NW
This event is on the record and open to the media.
The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES)
Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW / Suite 412 / Washington, DC 20052
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