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VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
Journalist and author of Black Wind, White Snow
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Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism provides a fascinating study of the root motivations behind the political activities and philosophies of Putin’s government. The book strives to offer an explanation of the rationale behind Russia’s geopolitical actions and ambitions and delves into the largely unknown Russian philosophy – Eurasianism – that underpins seismic current events in Russia’s foreign policy.
The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Charles Clover, journalist and author who will discuss the ideological underpinnings of President Putin’s Russia. His new book traces the rise of Eurasianism – an obscure theory of Russian national identity based on ethnicity and geography – from its roots in the writings of White Russian exiles in 1920s Europe, through the Gulag, and to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Today, Eurasianism is represented in the actions of Russia’s ruling elite, from the annexation of Crimea to the rise of anti-Western paranoia and imperialist rhetoric. Based on extensive research and interviews with close advisors of President Putin, Clover will guide you through this fascinating story of how Russia became what it is and where it is going.
*We will be selling copies of Charles Clover’s Black Wind, White Snow on the day for the special price of £10 (RRP £12.99) cash only. Please bring the correct amount of change.*
Charles Clover currently writes from Beijing for the Financial Times having previously worked as the Moscow bureau chief for the FT from 2008 to 2013. He is an award-winning journalist, achieving the Foreign Reporter of the year award from the British Press Awards in 2011.