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The Soviet Union's Collapse: causes and consequences

LSE IDEAS public discussion

What were the origins of the collapse of the USSR? What did 1991 look and feel like from the inside? What is the legacy of 1991 for the former USSR itself? This expert panel will reflect on how history unfolded.

Rodric Braithwaite was British Ambassador to Moscow from 1988 to 1992.

Andrei Grachev served on the International Relations Department of the CPSU and was confidant and official spokesman for Mikhail Gorbachev.

Margot Light is Professor Emeritus in the Department of International Relations, LSE.

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Rodric Braithwaite | talks
Andrei Grachev | talks
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Discussant: Professor Michael Cox | talks | www


Date and Time:

24 January 2012 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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