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Post-Soviet Westernization Index Launch Followed by Experts Panel

May 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

StrategEast will be launching its Westernization Index which measures the rate of progress of incorporating basic Western values in all post-Soviet countries except Russia – including in public and political life, economy, culture and lifestyle. The Index was created by experts from the 14 post-Soviet countries with an introduction from former President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski.Following brief remarks from StrategEast founder, there will be an expert panel with former Hungarian Ambassador András Simonyi (2002-2007), former Wall Street Journal reporter and author Philip Shishkin, and tech investor, president and founder of StrategEast Anatoly Motkin. The experts will talk about “Promoting Democracy and Transparency in the Post-Soviet World.” Ambassador András Simonyi held high positions in the Hungarian diplomatic service including Hungarian Ambassador to NATO(1995-2001) and to the United States (2002-2007). Philip Shishkin is the author of Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia which documents the fight for democracy in the region. Philip spent 10 years as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal where he covered, among other conflicts, the war in Eastern Ukraine. Anatoly Motkin is a tech investor and founder and president of StrategEast. Anatoly has launched many media, political and business initiatives aimed to drive social awareness and connect communities in the post-Soviet world. FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Post-Soviet Westernization Index Launch Followed by Experts Panel at the National Press Club in Washington, D. C.


May 2, 2018
1:00 pm