Venue: Zoom; Minsk Dialogue’s Facebook page

Format: Virtual panel discussion

Working language: English and Russian

Organizers: Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations (Belarus) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS Belarus) (Germany)

The pandemic disruption is not likely to change our world altogether, but it will clearly have profound geopolitical implications, including for international security. In order to understand those possible implications, the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations and KAS Belarus are continuing a series of virtual panels that will zoom in on strategic dilemmas facing key pillars of international security in the post-corona world.

This online event will look at Russia:

  • What specific security and geopolitical circumstances does Russia find itself in at the time of the pandemic disruption? 
  • What major security policy dilemmas is Russia facing now and is likely to face as the Covid-19 crisis is over?
  • How will the pandemic and its longer-term effects impact Russia’s status and role in the international system? 
  • What strategic implications will the (non)changing Russian role in the world have for Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security?

Please join us for this online panel, which will be held via Zoom and live-streamed on the Minsk Dialogue’s Facebook page. To ask a question, please use the chat, which will be available during the event. Registration is required to join the Zoom session.

Please use the following link to register for the event:

Simultaneous interpretation into Russian will be provided in Zoom.


Dr. Thomas Graham

Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Advisor, Kissinger Associates, USA

Dr. Sergey Markedonov

Leading Researcher, Institute of International Studies at MGIMO University; expert, Russian International Affairs Council, Russia

Ms. Pilar Bonet

Moscow-based correspondent, El Pais, Spain

Mr. Leonardo Salvador

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Moscow Office), Germany


Mr. Jakob Wöllenstein

Director Country Office Belarus, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany

Mr. Yauheni Preiherman

Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Belarus