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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sobchak will read US a lecture on the future of post-authoritarian Russia

Ksenia Sobchak during the election campaign for President of the Russian Federation will make a three-day visit to the United States, reports the Russian service Bi-bi-si. It is expected that she will deliver a lecture at Georgetown University, will meet living in this country, the Russians, and will also participate in the Prayer Breakfast, which is traditionally attended by the President of the United States.

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Sobchak will go to USA early next month. Thus, on 6 February, she is scheduled to speak at the Center for strategic and international studies (CSIS) in Washington. On the center’s website says that Xenia will hold a discussion on “the future of post-authoritarian Russia” moderator of the conversation will be the program Director CSIS “Russia and Eurasia” Olga Oliker.

The next day, Sobchak will speak at Georgetown University a speech on “economic reform”, said the publication of the Director of the research center for the study of Eurasian, Russian and East European studies at the University Angela Stent.

“We were approached by representatives of the presenter who said that she will come to Washington, and suggested a date when she could attend University. This initiated her colleagues, not us,” — quotes bi-Bi-si words of the Stent.

Two source in the headquarters Sobchak said that the candidate plans to get on the national prayer Breakfast February 8. This is a very important event, which was attended by every US President starting with Dwight Eisenhower, reminds Bi-bi-si.

It is usually representatives of the political, social and business elite — about 3 thousand people from around the world. This year the Breakfast should see an American President Donald trump.

From Russia for the event, in particular, invited three state Duma Deputy – chairmen of committees for Finance Anatoly Aksakov, and education and science Vyacheslav Nikonov and the head of the budget Committee Andrey Makarov. Only the Russian delegation of 70.

In addition, Sobchak intends to meet with the Russians living in the US, most likely in new York. The source bi-Bi-si in the headquarters said that the event won’t take place on Brighton beach. According to the press Secretary of the headquarters of Xenia Chudinova, trip Sobchak in the United States is important as there live “three million voters.” In this edition of Bi-bi-si with reference to the Embassy reported that the consulates in the US consists of only a few tens of thousands of Russians.

TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, who is positioning himself as the candidate “against all” intends to compete for the presidency. Monday, January 22, headquarters Sobchak reported collecting 100 thousand signatures necessary for registration on elections of the President.


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