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Back to the Future: How the Past is Russia's New Ideology

Why are Moscow residents more concerned about Ivan the Terrible than bombings in Aleppo? How can one explain the conservative trend in Russian public sensibility that has emerged in recent years? Maria Stepanova examined the political exploitation of historical memory as the Russian public delves deeper and deeper into its own past.

Date & Time

Wednesday
Dec. 7, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

Kennan Institute Distinguished Speaker Series Why are Moscow residents more concerned about Ivan the Terrible than bombings in Aleppo? How can one explain the conservative trend in Russian public sensibility that has emerged in recent years? Maria Stepanova examined the political exploitation of historical memory as the Russian public delves deeper and deeper into its own past.

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Maria Stepanova

Maria Stepanova

Former George F. Kennan Expert;
Russian poet and essayist; Editor-in-chief, COLTA.RU
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region through research and exchange.  Read more

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