Who Lost Russia: How the World entered a new Cold War
About the event
The collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991 appeared to usher in a remarkable new era of peace and co-operation with the West. Reality has proved very different. Russia emerged from the 1990s battered and humiliated, a latter day Weimar Germany. Vladimir Putin, determined to restore his country’s bruised pride, he has wrong-footed the West with his incursions into Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. Peter Conradi addresses the failures of understanding on both sides over the past 25 years and outlines how we can get relations back on track before it’s too late.