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AN IMPECCABLE SPY: an evening with author Owen Matthews in conversation with Sonia Purnell
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

AN IMPECCABLE SPY: an evening with author Owen Matthews in conversation with Sonia Purnell

The ‘impeccable spy’ Richard Sorge was a fanatical Communist who infiltrated and influenced the highest echelons of German, Chinese and Japanese society in the years leading up to and including the Second World War. In his new book, Owen Matthews takes a sweeping historical perspective and draws on a wealth of declassified Soviet archives – along with testimonies from those who knew and worked with Sorge – to rescue the riveting story of the man described by Ian Fleming as 'the most formidable spy in history'. Matthews will be in conversation with author and journalist Sonia Purnell.

In English

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Pushkin House 2019 Book Prize Dinner & Ceremony
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Pushkin House 2019 Book Prize Dinner & Ceremony

Join the shortlisted authors and jurors for the unveiling of the 2019 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize Winner in the atmospheric Charterhouse, London. The prize, now in its 7th year, rewards the very best non-fiction writing about the Russian speaking world. Tickets now on sale.


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Journalism and Newsmaking in Russia
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Journalism and Newsmaking in Russia

Russian journalism does not exist in isolation from the world. This evening brings scholars and media practitioners from different countries to the United Kingdom to add a wider perspective on the logics of newsmaking in Russia. This event is based on a British Academy funded project ‘Self-censorship in post-Socialist states’ (University of Leeds & Aston University).

In English

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Putin v the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Putin v the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia

What makes Vladimir Putin powerful? Graeme Robertson and Sam Greene's new book tells the story of Putin’s power from the bottom-up, through the voices and experiences of ordinary Russians and elites alike. Unearthing the ambitions, emotions and divisions that fuel Russian politics, Putin v the People illuminates the crossroads at which Russia has arrived and shows why Putin’s rule may be more fragile than it appears. In conversation with Catherine Belton, the FT's former Moscow correspondent.

In English

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Political prisoners and other victims of repression in Russia, yesterday and today: Forms of Moral Resistance
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Political prisoners and other victims of repression in Russia, yesterday and today: Forms of Moral Resistance

An evening with Russian human rights activist and publicist Elena Sannikov who will be speaking about repression in Russia and some of the most interesting and remarkable stories and individuals to be found among those imprisoned for their political views or religious beliefs. This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

In Russian with English translation

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Sexual Counter-Revolutions and Queer Lives
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Sexual Counter-Revolutions and Queer Lives

Part of our Mother Tongue Season: In this talk Alexander Kondakov will explore the political economy of violence in Russia and beyond, focusing on the structure and drivers of the current sexual counter-revolution by studying emotions manifested in violence against queer populations in Russia. The evening will be introduced by Dr. Richard Mole, UCL, who will also chair a Q&A session with the audience.

In English

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Pushkin House Current Affairs Discussion: Brookings Fellow Fiona Hill on President Putin and Russian Foreign Policy
May
13
5:30 PM17:30

Pushkin House Current Affairs Discussion: Brookings Fellow Fiona Hill on President Putin and Russian Foreign Policy

Join Fiona Hill, author of the highly-regarded Mr Putin, Operative in the Kremlin and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, to discuss what conditions Russia's responses to international events, including in Ukraine, Syria and Iran, and what conditions President Putin's personal responses as a political leader. Develop your own understanding and analysis in an already highly polarised and manipulated context.  

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