167 people attended Dr James Ryan’s lecture on Wednesday 16th October 2019.
Reckoning with the Past: Stalin and Stalinism in Putin’s Russia.
Dr Ryan’s research has included opinion polls in Russia and interviews with Russians. Over the last decade Stalin has been reinstated as a great Russian leader. Putin’s regime has focused in particular on Stalin’s role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. Unlike Lenin whose revolution unsettled Russia, Stalin stood for unity and stability.