Dashkova Centre

An Evening with Sergei Parkhomenko

Sergei Parkhomenko is an acclaimed Russian journalist, broadcaster, publisher and founder of several initiatives aimed at promoting civic activism in Russia. He has served as a political reporter and commentator at popular daily newspapers, was the founder and first editor-in-chief of Itogi, Russia's first current affairs weekly co-published with Newsweek and editor-in-chief of several publishing houses producing foreign fiction and non-fiction in translation. Since 2003, Parkhomenko has anchored the weekly current affairs program Sut' Sobytyi (Crux of the Matter) on Radio Echo of Moscow.

Sergei Parkhomenko is an active blogger and civic activist known as the author or participant of various civic initiatives. He is one of the founders of the Posledny Adress (The Last Address) civil campaign that helps individuals create a collective memorial dedicated to victims of political repression.

Parkhomenko is the winner of several professional awards for journalism and publishing activities, including the Russian Government Award for Printed Media (2011), the 'Golden Pen of Russia' Prize given by Russian Journalists Union (2014), and is a Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Letters (France, 2008).

Please, note the event is in Russian. The event is free but booking is essential: http://eveningwithsergeyparkhomenko.eventbrite.co.uk

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An Evening with Sergei Parkhomenko

The acclaimed journalist Sergei Parkhomenko will be giving a lecture in Russian titled ‘The "Last address": how the idea of the public memorial becomes the basis to civil movement’

Project Room (1.06)
50 George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9LH