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The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia

LSE public lecture


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.

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Speaker(s):

Mr Angus Roxburgh | talks
Professor Margot Light | talks

 

Date and Time:

10 January 2012 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE

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Free

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