Russia's Great Revolution overturned a 300-year old dynasty and a whole civilization. It didn’t overthrow the world order as socialist revolutionaries wanted. But with Europe's massively destructive, essentially pointless, and ultimately unresolved Great War - without which the Revolution would not have happened - it helped shape the catastrophic 20th Century.
Were the revolution and its aftermath due to something “in” Russia that persists? What are their effects today? Did terrible decades that followed harm the ability of Russians to adapt to opportunities for change, like a collective PTSD? Is Vladimir Putin’s search for Russian greatness a salve or a device to legitimize his assertion of unbridled power?
On November 9th, join Jeremy Kinsman, Former Ambassador to Russia, to discuss these and many other important questions about the Russian revolution's meaning, 100 years later.
This event is open to everyone but you must register to attend: