5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Talk: The Tragedy of Property: Private Life, Ownership, and the Russian State

In many Western societies, private property has acted as the citizen’s bulwark against the state. In Russia, by contrast, authorities mostly use it as a tool of governance. Moreover, the concept of private property in Russia has considerably evolved over time, and even today not all properties are created equal. To mark the publication of the English translation of his book The Tragedy of Property: Private Life, Ownership, and the Russian State, Maxim Trudolyubov used private property as a lens to spotlight the most important features that distinguish Russia as a political culture.

 

Speakers

  • Maxim Trudolyubov

    Senior Advisor; Editor-in-Chief, Russia File
    Editor-at-Large, Vedomosti Daily