From Lenin to Putin with Vadim Malinovsky - Context Travel

From Lenin to Putin with Vadim Malinovsky

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This conversation will cover an array of topics relevant to Russian history: from the Establishment of Soviet Russia to Stalin's Epoch and wartime eras. We'll also discuss Perestroika, and the collapse of the USSR, New Russia, and Putin's Regime. We will learn not only about political leaders and historical events but also what those leaders mean for ordinary Russians and what Soviet heritage is left till nowadays.

We will be expertly-led through the events of the last 100 years of Russian history. We will start the conversation with the foundation of the USSR and the last events will be dated back to July 1st, 2020. We will explore the history of the country from different points of view. Our expert, Vadim, will tell us about well known dramatic events such as the Cuban Missile crisis, the Soviet-Afghan war, or the Chernobyl disaster as well as about housing, living standards, or even popular jokes of the past. We will know the answers to the following questions: who is the most unpopular political leader (spoiler: not Stalin), what is a communal flat and how does it work, how did the Molotov-cocktail get its name and finally, is Putin really popular?

Led by Saint Petersburg based historian Vadim Malinovskiy this conversation offers a crash course into Russia's 20th to 21st-century histories. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the surprisingly different attitude of Russians to many historical events of the last 100 years.

Vadim is a historian (MA) who has graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. His focus is on contemporary Russian history. He is working on a Ph.D. dissertation on Stalin's national policy.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.