Russia NOW: The Current State of the Former Soviet Union
Three Russia experts—Professors Thomas Hodge, Igor Logvinenko, and Nina Tumarkin—will shed light on the current state of the country that to many represent the U.S.’s foremost geopolitical adversary, headed by the “Disrupter-in-Chief,” Vladimir Putin.
As Russia swings into mid-September parliamentary elections, COVID-19 continues to rage, while over two-thirds of the population are still not vaccinated. The country is facing economic challenges at a time of tense diplomatic relations, particularly with the United States and Western Europe. Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, continues to languish in a notoriously harsh prison (where among other punishments, he is forced to watch state-generated propaganda on television), while the regime has been cracking down on any and all oppositionists and their supporters, as well as NGOs newly labeled as “foreign agents.” Siberian permafrost is succumbing to global warming and vast tracts of forestland have been on fire for weeks; Siberia’s wildfires are bigger than those in every other country put together.
The Davis Fund for Russian Area Studies.
Sep 27–Nov 29, 12:45 PMNew Voices Series
A series of faculty-focused lectures featuring up-and-coming scholars in the humanities and social sciences.Event Date:Repeats every month on the 18 of October until Tue Oct 18 2022. Also includes Tue Nov 01 2022, Tue Nov 29 2022.Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 12:45pmTuesday, October 18, 2022 - 12:45pmTuesday, November 1, 2022 - 12:45pmTuesday, November 29, 2022 - 12:45pm
Oct 27, 12:45 PM