Russian emigration was always as much a political as it was a humanitarian project, with ‘welcoming’ governments often having different motivations and agendas to those of the emigrés themselves.
This session examines the impact of the emigrés on changing attitudes and the systems at large, and asks what lessons can be learned as more and more well-educated and skilled Russians flee west.
Andrei and Irina are co-authors of ‘The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia’s Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad’.
Andrei Soldatov, Russian investigative journalist
Irina Borogan, Russian investigative journalist