Past event

Under 35s Forum

Age of Delirium Film Screening: A Look Back at the Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union

Chatham House, London


Professor Geoffrey Hosking, Emeritus Professor of Russian History, University College London
David Satter, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute and Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Moscow Correspondent, Financial Times (1976-82)
Martin Sixsmith, Author and BBC Moscow Correspondent (1988-92, 1995-97)
Chair: James Nixey, Manager and Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House


With the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union upon us, now is an appropriate time to look back at the system which held international relations in a grip for seventy years. A new film, Age of Delirium, describes the decline and fall of the Soviet Union as it was seen and experienced by the Soviet people and how, finally, exposure to truthful information as a result of glasnost led to the USSR’s collapse.

There will be a panel discussion after the film screening and a reception will follow this event.