Sir Andrew Wood

Chatham House

Sir Andrew Wood is currently Chatham House’s associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia programme. He is a former diplomat, having served in the British diplomatic mission in Moscow during 1964-1966, 1979-1982, and was ambassador from 1995 to 2000. He was also ambassador to the former Yugoslavia, from 1985 to 1989 and served in Washington from 1989 to 1992. Since his retirement, he has worked as an adviser to several companies which are interested in the post-soviet space, such as British Petroleum (BP). His main focus areas are Russian domestic and foreign policies and has several publications regarding the subject.




Thursday March, 3

Night Owl Session under the Chatham House Rule: Aggressive at Home and Abroad

For Conference Guests in Tartu Only


With opposition at home and abroad, Russia has taken a hardline line on both. With the Russian opposition's current options of imprisonment, repression, exile – or now even execution – is there a future for those partisans of democracy both inside and outside of Russia? What would such a Russian transition to democracy look like considering the domestic conditions that strongly echo those of seventy years ago? This panel will debate these issues in accordance with Chatham House rules.

Moderator: Col. (ret.) Dr. Zdzislaw Sliwa, Dean of the Baltic Defence College