A Quest for the Third Rome: Understanding Putin’s Apocalyptical Radicalization
Tue, 01/31/2023 – 12:58
The Hoover Institution and Stanford’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies would like to invite you to A Quest for the Third Rome: Understanding Putin’s Apocalyptical Radicalization on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 4:00 pm PT.
In this talk, Beatrice de Graaf lays out how, since coming to power in 2000, Vladimir Putin has relied increasingly on a toxic combination of Tsarist history and Russian Orthodoxy to two ends: for inspiration and to mobilize his followers. In the process, Putin created an apocalyptical, metaphysical scheme that has served to fuel his own radicalization and helped pave the way to the invasion of Ukraine. The talk is based on research de Graaf and Niels Drost carried out on a collection of over 11,000 speeches, statements, declarations, and interviews from 1999 to 2022.
Tue, 02/07/2023 – 16:00
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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