Annual Lecture 2017 – “Russia: The Power of a Narrative”

This year’s Annual Lecture, kindly hosted once again by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN, took place on 26 June 2017.

The speaker, Arkady Ostrovsky spoke on the theme of “Russia: The Power of a Narrative”.

A report of the lecture will appear soon on this page.

Arkady Ostrovsky is Russia and Eastern European Editor of The Economist. A Russian-born, British journalist, he spent fifteen years reporting from Moscow, first for the Financial Times and then as a bureau chief for The Economist. He studied Russian theatre history in Moscow and holds a PhD in English Literature from Cambridge University. His book “The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War” (Atlantic Books) won the Orwell Prize for Literature in 2016.

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