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Past Events

Past EventsMonday, February 22

Putin's Russia

The Invention of Russia

Arkady Ostrovsky
Peter Pomerantsev
Chair: James Harding

As a foreign correspondent in his own country, Arkady Ostrovsky has experienced Russia’s modern history first-hand. From the suddenly wealthy, to the media, to the Kremlin spin doctors, in The Invention of Russia he explores those who have shaped the new Russia. Peter Pomerantsev describes his unique journey into the surreal heart of 21st century Russia in his award-winning Nothing is True and Everything is Possible. They are in conversation with BBC Director of News and Current Affairs James Harding.                                         
 
James Harding joined The FT in 1994, serving as Shanghai Correspondent, Media Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. He joined The Times in 2006 as Business and City Editor and was Editor from 2007 to 2012. He is currently Director of News and Current Affairs for the BBC and is the author of Alpha Dogs, How Political Spin Became a Global Business
 
Arkady Ostrovsky is a Russian-born, British journalist who has 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 translation of Tom Stoppard's trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, has been published and staged in Russia.      
 
Peter Pomerantsev is an award-winning contributor to the London Review of Books. His writing has been published in The FT, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast and Newsweek among others. He has also worked as a consultant for the EU and the World Bank. He lives in London.        
 
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Nothing is True and Everything is Possible

James Harding

Arkady Ostrovsky

Peter Pomerantsev

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