NEWSWATCH VIDEO: “The Long Hangover – Putin’s Russia and the Ghosts of the Past” – NYU Jordan Center/Ben Dalton

Large Mother Russia Statue Near Volgograd

“In late 1999, as … Putin began his long rule over Russia, the new president faced a slew of economic and political problems, but also an existential one. While post-Soviet countries like Belarus and Estonia had apparently settled into new national narratives (continuity with the past for Belarus, rupture and independence for Estonia and the other Baltic states), Russia remained weak, unmoored, and divided. Putin feared that a “creaking, traumatized” Russia was in danger of slipping from the ranks of top tier global powers, said Shaun Walker during a talk at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia on January 23. Walker gave an overview of his new book, The Long Hangover – Putin’s Russia and the Ghosts of the Past, which examines the Kremlin’s use of Russian and Soviet history to reinforce Putin’s regime. …”

 

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