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Putin and the Politics of History

Shaun Walker will share insights from his decade-long tenure as a foreign correspondent in Moscow and from his new book, which focuses on Vladimir Putin’s successful manipulation of history to unite domestic audiences behind the goal of a resurgent Russia.

Few modern Russian leaders have manipulated popular perceptions of history and memory as effectively as President Vladimir Putin. Putin’s knack for embracing Russian national greatness and stoking anti-Western grievances is on full display as the country gears up for the March 2018 presidential election, which is widely expected to lead to an eventual transition to the post-Putin era.

 

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