On Tuesday October 21st, at “Ресторан Универсал” (Restaurant Universal) in Kaliningrad, Russians will have the opportunity to meet with Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi. The discussion is being co-organised by the city of Gdańsk and the Amberkant discussion club.
The meeting with Zanussi will present excerpts of his films as well as provide an opportunity for Kaliningradians to discuss in an informal setting.
Krzysztof Zanussi was born in Warsaw in 1939. From 1971 to 1981, he was vice president of the Union of Cinematographers in Poland. Since 1987, his has been a leading director in theatres in Poland, Italy, France, Germany and Russia, as well as operas in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France. In 1984 Zanussi was awarded the main prize of the Venice Film Festival, the "Golden Lion".
Learn more about the discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/events/736060529763939/
The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding and the City of Gdańsk invite you to a lecture: “Russia: Empire or National State” which will be delivered by Nikolai Petrov, a professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and columnist with the Moscow Times. Petrov is also a member of scientific board of the Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies.
Between 1990 and 1995 he served as an advisor to the Russian parliament, government and the presidential office. He published countless books and articles dedicated to the economic analysis of the Russian state, transformation and the socio-political development of Russia. He is also the co-author of the book Russia in 2020: Scenarios for the Future.
The lecture will take place on Thursday October 2nd 2014 at 5:00 pm at ulica Długa 46/47 in Sala Wety of the Ratusz Głównego Miasta Gdańska.
Language: Polish and Russian (simultaneous translation provided)
On October 9th 2014 the European Commission will host a High-Level Conference on Energy Security, in the context of the Covenant of Mayors initiative. Six EU member states are particularly vulnerable to energy supply disruptions as they import 100% of their gas from Russia. The conference will present opportunities to witness how cities from these most exposed countries are taking action to wean themselves off Russian gas, through smart investments in sustainable buildings and transport, renewable heating networks and an overall more intelligent city planning.