75th Anniversary of the Long Telegram

Feb. 25, 2021, 10:00-11:30am (RSVP requested)

Join the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for an online event marking the 75th anniversary of the Long Telegram. The telegram, written by George F. Kennan, detailed what he perceived to be the Soviet view of the world and the confrontation between capitalism and communism. His analysis subsequently became the foundation for the U.S. policy of containment toward the Soviet Union during the Cold War. To mark the anniversary of this document, our panel will consider the legacy of the Long Telegram for U.S. and Russian foreign policy and the enduring lessons to be learned from Kennan’s analysis of U.S.-Soviet relations.

RSVP is requested; information can be found at this link.


Thomas Graham, distinguished fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Angela Stent, professor of government and foreign service, and director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University

Michael Kimmage, professor of history, Catholic University of America

Ivan Kurilla, professor, history and international Relations; director, Department Development Partnership Program, academic director of the IMARES program, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia