Russia: What Next?

Davis Memorial Lecture
Event Format

Ivan Kurilla, Professor of History and International Relations at the European University at St. Petersburg, will explore the experience of Russia’s war in Ukraine through Russian eyes, and look towards the future. Who or what is responsible for this catastrophic war? What do Russian people know about its progress, and how do various sectors of society feel about it? What is the possibility and trajectory of the future reintegration of Russia into the community of nations? Professor Kurilla will address these and related questions in a presentation whose main focus will be the complexity of Russian society at this moment, and his hopes for that portion of it that might eventually come to construct a new Russia.

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The Davis Memorial Lecture is co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Russian Area Studies and History Departments of Wellesley College.


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