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The Birth of the Russian Media (1985-1991)

30 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the Soviet Union, ushering in a brief, but tumultuous period of reforms that included the 1990 law abolishing state censorship of media. Natalia Rostova will discuss her project, "The Birth of the Russian Media: Epoch of Gorbachev (1985-1991)," which studies how a free press was developed in a previously closed society.

Date & Time

Dec. 7, 2015
10:30am – 11:30am

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Birth of the Russian Media (1985-1991)

30 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the Soviet Union, ushering in a brief, but tumultuous period of reforms that included the 1990 law abolishing state censorship of media. Natalia Rostova discussed her project, "The Birth of the Russian Media: Epoch of Gorbachev (1985-1991)," which studies how a free press was developed in a previously closed society.

Speaker

Natalia Rostova

Nataliya Rostova

George F. Kennan Expert,
Senior Correspondent, Republic.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 expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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