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[VACANCY:] King's College Russia Institute Director post
Marat Shterin - 1.24.12 - JRL 2012-15

From: "Marat Shterin" <marat.shterin@kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:
Subject: King's College Russia Institute Director post

I'd be grateful if you could post this advert on the Johnson list.


[King's College London wishes to appoint a Professor who will be the Director of the King's Russia Institute. While the field for the appointment is open, there is particular interest the fields Russia and global politics, ethics and governance, entrepreneurship and development, the politics of development, and social change.]

Thank you!

Kind regards
Dr Marat Shterin
Lecturer in Sociology of Religion
King's College London
The Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, UK
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2637
Fax +44 (0)20 7848 2255

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MOSCOW. Jan 26 (Interfax) - The aim of the opposition's February 4 rally is to make the authorities listen to the political demands voiced at December's protests on Bolotnaya Square and Sakharov Avenue in the center of Moscow, A Just Russia Party leader and presidential candidate Sergei Mironov told Interfax.

"Bolotnaya Square and Sakharov Avenue are known all over Russia today. These venues are associated with the most vivid examples of recent civic activity. The main goal of the upcoming rally on February 4 is to make the authorities once again listen to the fundamental political demands voiced earlier," he said.

"People are tired of deceit and lies. They want, they demand that the results of the dishonest elections be cancelled and new elections be held," Mironov said.

"Apart from it, people seek the dismissal of CEC (Central Election Commission) Chairman Vladimir Churov, whose name has already become denominative. People, Russia need new electoral legislation, they need freedom, they need the openness of the authorities, they need a possibility both to speak to them as equals and to control them," Mironov said.

"The authorities got absorbed in playing, and a very large number of their representatives have started to believe in their own flawlessness, inaccessibility and uncontrollability," he said.

"Just a few of them remember about real dialogue with people. In these conditions, this response, which was given immediately, was quite natural - rallies and processions, unauthorized actions, a wave of outrage on the Internet that resembled a tsunami," he said.

Mironov said he was convinced that this process was irreversible, and it was growing more massive and organized, involving an ever-growing number of new people.

This process is becoming Russia's real "political trademark" in the world, he added.