The Collapse of an Empire Cycle of Lectures

10 April 2012 is the start date of the Collapse of an Empire project - a cycle of lectures devoted the epoch of the fateful events that paved the way to the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the democratization of Russian society.


The story of how, when and under what conditions those events took place will be narrated by a number of pivotal public figures famous in the fields of politics, economics, culture and mass media.
Schedule of Lectures:

10 April
Evgeny Kiselev, journalist, analyst, TV host
The Mass Media Before and After: The Echo of "The Time", the Time of "The Echo"
Moderator: Anna Kachurovskaia, journalist

17 April
Tatyana Tolstaya, writer, TV host
What Has Become of the Homo Sovieticus with the Disappearance of the Soviet Union
Moderator: Philipp Dziadko, philologist, journalist, the Editor-in-Chief of "The Big City" magazine

24 April
Andrey Kozyrev, Russia's Foreign Minister of Russia in 1990-96, a deputy of the State Duma of the 1st and 2nd convocations
Russia and the World
Moderator: Mikhail Tsygar', the chief editor of the TV channel "Dozhd"

The cycle of lectures is planned to be continued in May.

All lectures will take place in the Grand Lecture Hall of the polytechnic Museum at the following address:
The Polytechnic Museum, Novaya Ploschchad 3/4, Entrance 9, "Lubianka" metro station.
Lectures start at 19.00