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The Soviet Union's Collapse: causes and consequences


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Speaker(s): Rodric Braithwaite, Andrei Grachev, Professor Margot Light
Chair: Professor Michael Cox

Recorded on 24 January 2012 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

What were the origins of the collapse of the USSR? What did 1991 look and feel like from the inside? What is the legacy of 1991 for the former USSR itself? This expert panel will reflect on how history unfolded.

Rodric Braithwaite was British Ambassador to Moscow from 1988 to 1992.

Andrei Grachev served on the International Relations Department of the CPSU and was confidant and official spokesman for Mikhail Gorbachev.

Margot Light is Professor Emeritus in the Department of International Relations, LSE.

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