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Welcome to the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation's office in Moscow, which is responsible for the Foundation's work in Russia.

We are particularly glad to introduce the new layout which will enable us to present our activities in a more interesting and accessible manner.

In the topic sections (Democracy, Gender, Ecology and International Dialogue) we write about events organised independently or in cooperation with other organisations as well as about publications on the subjects we consider important.

The site contains information mainly in Russian and German. We would also like to invite you to access selected information available in English. We hope you will enjoy the site. Please, feel welcome to participate in our events and do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Democracy

Jens Siegert: Putin the Victor

 A new development came to my attention for the first time at the Petersburg Dialogue held recently in Kassel, when a Russian participant in the Politics Working Group referred to “Putin’s three victories”. He meant his foreign policy victories: Snowden, Syria and Ukraine. Another participant added Iran to the list, and further examples followed. They were trying to say that Putin’s efforts have finally returned Russia to its place on the main stage of global politics, but they were also trying to remind their German counterparts that it would be a good idea, if not a downright necessity, to acknowledge this, grumble less, and follow Moscow’s lead more closely. [Read more]

3. European historical forum

Berlin 7th/8th November, 2013 A subject of this year's international trade conference were the opportunities and limitations of the Film medium concerning the conveyance of history. For this purpose, young historians, human rights activists, television editors and other practitioners met and debated documentary and fictional film productions with the help of numerous examples, as well as the underlying historical and political attitudes and the significance of powerful images for the corresponding social consciousness. Read report by Hartmut Schröder

International Dialogue

G20 Update - Monthly Newsletter

 The Heinrich Böll Foundation publishes a monthly newsletter, the “G20 Update”, on the G20 Summit processes and outcomes with special emphasis on the contributions to the processes by civil society organizations.

Monthly International debates in cooperation with the Sakharov Center Moscow

Each month the country office of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in Russia organizes, cojointly with the Sakharov Museum and Public Center in Moscow, international debates on selected topical international issues and events. Speakers from Russia and abroad give an introduction into the subject matter, which will be the basis for a debate with the audience.

Venue: Conference room (2. floor), Sakharov Museum and Public Center , Semlanoy Val street 57/6

Free entrance, no registration necessary.

Follow this link for an overview of past Debates.»»

Ecology

News from the UN-Climate Conference in Copenhagen

The second and decisive week of the UN-Climate Conference in Copenhagen has kicked off.
A small group of Russian ecological organizations continues to publish the daily newsletter “Below 2 Degrees”, supported by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. The newsletter reports (in Russian and English) about the negotiations and positions of the Russian delegation but also those of other CIS-states such as Ukraine or Kazakhstan.
 
Follow this link to the blog/ newsletter “Below 2 Degrees”.

Gender

“Gender dlia Chainikov”

The Moscow office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation has published a little book titled “Gender dlia Chainikov” (Gender for Chainiki, chainik - kettle or tea-pot, when applied to a person, the word means “beginner”). A collection of essays and articles written by Russian experts for Russian readers, it contains just about everything that you ever wanted to know, or ought to know about gender. More information on this topic is available in Russian.

German Energy Transition
International debates

Five times a year the country office of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in Russia organizes, cojointly with the Sakharov Museum and Public Center in Moscow, a debate on selected topical international issues and events. Speakers from Russia and abroad give an introduction into the subject matter, which will be the basis for a debate with the audience.

Venue:

Conference room (2. floor)

Sakharov Museum and Public Center

Semlanoy Val street 57/6

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