Tuesday 14 February 2012, 12:02
Bush House, Thursday 16 February
Russia's presidential elections are due on 4 March. How serious is the opposition to Putin? How significant is the strength of the economy in these elections? And what role is Russia playing in Syria and Iran?
In a lunchtime seminar Jamie Coomarasamy, presenter of the World Service programme Newshour, discusses the presidential elections and Russia's influence in world affairs.
Bridget Kendall, BBC diplomatic correspondent
Sarah Gibson, head of the BBC's Russia Service
Oksana Antonenko, senior political counsellor, European Bank of Reconstruction & Development.
1.30pm in the Business Lounge. BBC staff only.