Russia: does It believe in anything? | LSE Festival
Hosted by LSE Festival: People and Change
Adam Curtis’s BAFTA-nominated BBC series, Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone, documents what it felt like to live through the collapse of communism and democracy, based on preserved and digitised footage from BBC archives and forgotten or never shown scenes from Soviet life and life in post-Soviet states.
Adam Curtis and Traumazone producer Grigor Atanesian, in conversation with Professor Vladislav Zubok and Professor Tomila Lankina, will reflect on what went wrong thirty-something years ago. How might understanding this recent traumatic history help us understand the present, and future, of Russia and its political system?
Meet our speakers and chair
Grigor Atanesian is a BBC journalist and documentary producer.
Adam Curtis is a journalist and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker. Russia 1985-1999 TraumaZone: What It Felt Like to Live Through the Collapse of Communism and Democracy is available to watch on iPlayer.
Tomila Lankina (@TomilaLankina) is Professor of International Relations in LSE’s Department of International Relations.
Vladislav Zubok (@VladislavZubok1) is Professor in the Department of International History, LSE.
This event is free and open to all, but a ticket is required. Online booking for events in the LSE Festival will open at 12pm on Monday 15 May 2023.
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Find out more
This event is part of the LSE Festival: People and Change running from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 June 2023, with a series of events exploring how change affects people and how people effect change. Booking for all Festival events will open on Monday 15 May.