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Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

The USSR in the Cold War Years

Professor Polly Jones

After Stalin’s death in 1953, successive leaders tried to find ways to revitalise the Soviet regime and rethink its promises to the Soviet people. Life within a system no longer based on terror and intense industrial transformation (yet still striving to reach communism) offered citizens strange alternatives. 

The commemoration of Bolshevism hampered attempts to enthuse the population about the Soviet future. Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev tried to re-infuse the spirit of revolution as well as to stave off disillusionment with Soviet ideology, demonstrating the complex legacy of the Russian Revolution.

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Professor Jones is Schrecker-Barbour Fellow and Associate Professor of Russian Literature at University College Oxford. She is a Fellow at University College. She is also a Lecturer at Brasenose College, Oxford.

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