Book Launch: The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy

Oct. 15, 2019, 4:30-5:45pm (RSVP requested)
6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Join the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for a talk with Andrei Kozyrev on his new book, which details the struggle to create a democratic Russia. In 1991, as tanks moved through Moscow to seize the Russian White House, Kozyrev, Russia's first foreign minister, stood with President Boris Yeltsin and his team. Kozyrev later participated in negotiations among leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to formally end the Soviet Union and create the newly independent Russian Federation.

To celebrate the launch of his new book "The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy," Kozyrev will take the audience into the corridors of power to provide an eyewitness account of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He will discuss the struggle to create a democratic Russia, as well as the nascent government’s attempts to forge a new foreign policy.

RSVP is required and can be found at this link.


Andrei Kozyrev, former foreign minister of Russia; distinguished fellow, Wilson Center