Russia is home to some of the world’s most polluted industrial sites, and Russians themselves are commonly perceived as ambivalent about steps necessary to protect the environment, especially if such steps might come at the cost of jobs. The speakers assessed current social concern in Russia over the environment, with particular attention paid to regional differences.


  • Vasily Dvoynev

    Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar
  • Sally Stoecker

    Visiting Scholar, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University