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Russian Businessman to Address 'Russia at a Crossroads'

Boris Berezovsky, a prominent and controversial Russian businessman, will speak on Monday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m., in the Dodds Auditorium of Robertson Hall. The title of his lecture will be: "Russia at a Crossroads: The March 26 Presidential Elections and Beyond."

The holder of a Ph.D. in systems theory, Berezovsky heads a financial conglomerate with interests in media, oil, metals, aviation and automobiles. He has served as executive secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (after the dissolution of the Soviet Union) and as deputy chief of Russia's Security Council under President Boris Yeltsin. In December, Berezovsky was elected to the Russian parliament from a district in the Northern Caucasus, near Chechnya.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center of International Relations and the Russian Studies Program.

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