Dr. Igor Gretskiy

Research Fellow, International Center for Defence and Security, Estonia

Igor Gretskiy - research fellow, International Centre for Defence and Security, Tallinn, Estonia. Up until spring 2022, Dr Gretskiy was an Associate Professor at the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, Russia. In 2012-2014, he headed the Rectorate’s International Office at the University’s Smolny Campus. Dr Gretskiy has frequently authored op-eds and provided expert commentary to the media on major developments in Russia’s foreign policy, as well as in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. 


Friday March, 3

Panel VI: Russia's Difficult Journey towards a Stable and Normal Future

This panel brings together experts to explore Russia's path towards a more democratic and less aggressive future. The focus will be on the political, economic, and social reforms that are necessary for Russia to shift towards a more open and inclusive society, and the strategies that can be used pursued to achieve this goal. The discussion will delve into the domestic and international potential for democratization from the Russian opposition, and the implications for Russia's future trajectory. The panel will also examine the role of external factors, including the international community, in shaping Russia's journey towards greater democracy and reduced aggression. With Russia at a critical and dangerous juncture, this panel provides a crucial examination of the country's path towards a more open and peaceful future.