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TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Tuesday 20th February 2018
VENUE: Committee Room 1, House of Lords,
Palace of Westminster, London SW1A OPA
Author of The Long Hangover
Moscow correspondent for The Guardian
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In his new book, “The Long Hangover”, Shaun Walker provides a deeply reported, bottom-up explanation of Russia’s resurgence under Vladimir Putin. By cleverly exploiting the memory of the Soviet victory over fascism in World War II, Putin’s regime has made ordinary Russians feel that their country is great again. Walker will share new insights into Russia’s search for a new identity, telling the story through the country’s troubled relationship with its Soviet past. He will explain Putin’s goals and the government’s official manipulations of history; chart how Putin raised victory in World War II to the status of a national founding myth in the search for a unifying force to heal a divided country; and show how dangerous the ramifications of all of this have been.
By kind invitation of the Rt. Hon. the Lord Risby, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Shaun Walker who will explore why Russia, unlike Germany, has failed to come to terms with the darkest pages of its past: Stalin’s purges, the Gulag, and the war deportations.
Shaun Walker is the Moscow correspondent for The Guardian. He studied Russian and Soviet history at Oxford University, and has worked as a journalist in Moscow for more than a decade. Previously, he was Moscow Correspondent for the Independent.