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Mr. Peter Conradi. Who lost Russia? How the world entered a new cold war

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Клуб «Открытая Россия» / The Open Russia Club

16 Hanover Square, Mayfair

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The collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991 appeared to usher in a remarkable new era of peace and co-operation between Moscow and the West. This, we were told, was the end of history: after decades that were defined by the strategic struggle between capitalism and communism, the entire world would embrace enlightenment values and liberal democracy. Reality has proved very different, with each US President leaving relations with Russia in a worse state than he found them. First Georgia, and then Ukraine and Syria have become battlefields in what looks increasingly like a new Cold War. Will Donald Trump, a self-confessed fan of Vladimir Putin, find a way of breaking out of the dead end?

Peter Conradi witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union first hand during more than six years as a Reuters foreign correspondent in Moscow, during which he travelled from Kaliningrad in the west to Vladivostok in the east. Now foreign editor of The Sunday Times, he returned to Russia to research his critically acclaimed new book, Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War. Drawing on a series of exclusive interviews, with everyone from former ministers and Kremlin advisers to the man accused of killing Alexander Litvinenko, Conradi charts the ups and - mostly - downs of Russia's relations with the West over the past 25 years, from Boris Yeltsin's "time of troubles" to the growing authoritarianism of the Putin era. Conradi is a graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford and Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich and the author of a number of books including Hitler's Piano Player and (jointly with Mark Logue), The King's Speech, which told the true story of the events that inspired the multi Oscar-winning film.

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits at 6.30 pm. Talk starts at 7.00pm.

* - in cooperation with The Great Britain - Russia Society

Please note that this event will be in English, without translation into Russian.

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