The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia – January 10th , London School of Economics

Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House   Speaker: Angus Roxburg

Snowdrops, by Economist journalist Andrew Miller, generated  an animated discussion of contemporary Russia in my bookgroup last week and an interest in finding out a bit more about the state of things in the land of Putin.  The LSE lecture on the 10th will surely add more color to the picture.

“Former BBC correspondent Angus Roxburgh talks about his new book on the Putin years and Russia’s relationship with the West. Drawing on exclusive interviews conducted for a new BBC documentary series, he describes Putin’s descent into authoritarianism, and also argues that the West threw away chances to bring Russia in from the cold, by failing to understand its fears and aspirations following the collapse of communism.  This event marks the publication of Angus Roxburgh’s latest book The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia.”

“Angus Roxburgh is one of Britain’s most distinguished foreign correspondents. An author and renowned journalist, he was the Sunday Times Moscow Correspondent in the mid-1980s and the BBC’s Moscow correspondent during the Yeltsin years. He is the author of The Second Russian Revolution and Pravda: Inside the Soviet Press Machine.”

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email or call 020 7955 6043.

The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia


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