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On August 14, 2017, Valdai Discussion Club hosted an expert discussion on "Interference in the Elections and Future Relations between Russia and the West". The Valdai Paper “‘Russian Hackers’ in the US Election: Myths and Reality”, written by Pavel Sharikov, Director of the Center for Applied Research of the Institute of USA and Canada Studies of the RAS, RIAC expert, was presented at the event.

On August 14, 2017, Valdai Discussion Club hosted an expert discussion on "Interference in the Elections and Future Relations between Russia and the West".

The Valdai Paper “‘Russian Hackers’ in the US Election: Myths and Reality”, written by Pavel Sharikov, Director of the Center for Applied Research of the Institute of USA and Canada Studies of the RAS, RIAC expert, was presented at the event. Oleg Demidov, Global Internet Governance and Cyber Security Consultant, PIR Center and Sabine Fischer, Head of Eastern Europe and Eurasia division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP); Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, also spoke at the event.

The experts discussed the phenomenon of cyberwar and its applicability to the current state of international affairs, the perceptions of Russian hackers in the EU and the implications of new sanctions Act for Russia and European countries.

Russian and American experts in Russia-U.S. relations and cybersecurity took part in the event.

Maria Smekalova, coordinator of project on cybersecurity, represented RIAC at the event.

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