SSEES Alumni: 'Russia’s New Rich : From Robber Barons to Gentlemen’
Based on extensive interviews with wealthy entrepreneurs and their families, Dr Elisabeth Schimpfossl's talk will discuss to what extent Russia's new rich elites have become bourgeois. It will explore the ways the rich under Putin legitimise their privileges, distinguish themselves from those "below" in the social hierarchy and understand their role in society. It will also present some narratives they have developed to justify why they should be treated as equals by the West.
The usual party afterwards will take place, with food and drink provided.
We look forward to seeing many of you there.