NRCC Russia Breakfast

NRCC organizes regular Russia breakfast meetings in cooperation with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). Meetings usually start at 08:00 with breakfast and networking, followed by a presentation of a specific topic at 08:30. The Russia breakfast meetings offer opprtunities for more in-depth discussions after presentation of the actual topic.

Breakfast meetings are held in Norwegian language (unless mentioned otherwise).

Russia breakfast meeting with Helge Blakkisrud was held on 26 September

Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) had a pleasure to invite their members to Russia Breakfast Meeting with Helge Blakkisrud, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Research group on Russia, Eurasia and the Arctic at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. The meeting took place at NHO facilities.

The topic of the meeting was "Duma elections in Russia 2016: Results and Consequences". The Russian Federation held its elections for the seventh convocation of the State Duma, its lower house of parliament, on 18 September. Only four political parties managed to win seats in the Duma, among them pro-Kremlin political party United Russia (54,2%), The Communist Party (13,3%), far-right Liberal Democratic Party (13,1%), and A Fair Russia party (6,2%). The results significantly strengthen the United Russia's dominance in the Duma and reinforce President Putin’s position ahead of the 2018 presidential elections. Less than a half of Russia's registered voters turned up at polling station in this election.

Helge Blakkisrud discussed the electoral system in Russia in general and the results of the recent parliamentary elections. He also outlined possible impacts of the elections' results on Russia's political system.

We thank all the participants in the meeting for the interactive communication.

Watch video recording from the meeting (please note that only NRCC members with activated accounts on the NRCC website can access the video recording).

NRCC administration.  

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Helge Blakkisrud, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

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