From Russia with Hate - The activity of pro-Russian extremist hate groups in Central-Eastern Europe


Date: April 27, 2017
Venue: Mercure Hotel

Language: English and Hungarian (with continuous interpretation)


10.00-10.10        Opening remarks

Attila Juhász, Director, Political Capital


10.10-10.20        The activity of pro-Russian extremist hate groups in Central-Eastern

Lóránt Győri, Geopolitical Analyst, Political Capital


10.20-11.35        Russia’s regional influence from domestic perspective

Grigorij Mesežnikov, President, Institute for Public Affairs 

Miroslav Mareš, Professor, Masaryk University

Łukasz Wenerski, Analyst, European Programme, Institute of Public Affairs 

Bernhard Weidinger, Research Fellow, DÖW

Moderator: Edit Zgut, Foreign Policy Analyst, Political Capital


11.35-11.55       Russian Information Operation In and On Hungary

András Rácz, Associate Professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


11.55-13.10       Network of CEE pro-Russian extremist organisations – tools of investigative journalism

Michał Kacewicz Journalist, Newsweek Polska

Szabolcs Panyi Journalist,

Fabian Schmid Journalist, Der Standard

Moderator: Veszna Wessenauer, Analyst, Political Capital


13.10-13.40       Lunch


13.40-15.00        Russian disinformation

Colonel Aivar Jaeski, Deputy Director, NATO STRATCOM

Katarína Klingová, Research Fellow at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute

Anton Shekhovtsov Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences

Veronika Vichová, Analyst, European Values

Moderator: Lóránt Győri, Geopolitical Analyst, Political Capital


Please kindly reply to this invitation at the following address: by 26th April, 2017. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and number of seats are limited.