The Last (but Lasting) Empire

Oct. 10, 2019, 3:00-4:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Join the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for a talk with Vladislav Inozemtsev on the course of Russia’s empire-building efforts over the centuries. 

While Russia’s imperial history shares similarities to that of Western European states from the 16th to 20th century, Russia’s is arguably the most complex and contradictory. Dr. Vladislav Inozemtsev, Director of the Center for Post-Industrial Studies, will discuss the course of Russia’s empire-building efforts over the centuries. He contends that while modern Russia is the heir to both the Tsarist and Soviet empires, it inherited all the worst features of each system, which has created a highly unstable and fragile political system today.


Vladislav L. Inozemtsev, director, Center for Post-Industrial Studies, Moscow