Past event

Invitation Only

The Influence of Russia's Past on its Present and Future

Chatham House, London

Russia and Eurasia Programme, Russia's Domestic Politics


David Satter, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute of John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies


To date, there has been no systematic effort in Russia to address the crimes committed by the Communist regime and understand the meaning of the Communist experience. Recent political events have shown that many features of the previous regime, such as glorification of the state and disregard for public opinion, remain in place.

David Satter will discuss the impact of Russia's historical legacy on its political life today. 

Attendance is by invitation only.