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      Mountbatten Lecture - Russia's Place in the World by Bridget Kendall in Edinburgh

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      March 22, 2019

      Friday   5:30 PM

      Old College, South Bridge
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH8 9YL

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      Mountbatten Lecture - Russia's Place in the World by Bridget Kendall

      Mountbatten Lecture  Russia's Place in the World by Bridget Kendall The Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL Friday 22nd March 2019 5.30 p.m. Just over one hundred years ago, Russia shocked the world when it swept away centuries of tsarist autocracy and replaced it with a revolutionary regime which was to usher in over seventy years of one-party Communist rule. In 1991 it stunned the world again when Soviet Communism collapsed and a new Russian state was born. Throughout this time and still today, Russia’s relations with its European neighbours have waxed and waned. At times it has been an ally of the West, at times seen as a threat. So how are we to understand Russia’s place in the world today? And is Russia’s history a help or a hindrance in trying to work out what might come next?     Bridget Kendall MBE is the first female Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge University's oldest College. Prior to taking up her appointment in July 2016, she was the BBC's award-winning Diplomatic Correspondent, covering major international news for BBC radio, television and online. She is also former BBC Washington correspondent and was the BBC's Moscow correspondent during the collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. She speaks fluent Russian, has twice interviewed President Putin and maintains a close interest in Russia and East/West relations. Among her awards are the James Cameron Award for distinguished journalism and an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen in the 1994 New Year's Honours list. She is also presenter of The Forum for BBC radio, a weekly discussion programme which explores new ideas and research from around the world.’ The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.      PLEASE NOTE: This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties. If you do not want to be in photos or videos please contact the organiser at If you have any accesibility requirements please do let a member of the Events and Protocol Team know by emailing We want to run a safe and accessible event and provide the best possible experience for you. By providing the above information you are giving the University consent to hold and process this data about you , under data protection regulations, for the purpose of running this event. Any accessibility requirements are deleted following completion of the event. In order to facilitate some of our online bookings for other events, we use Eventbrite - a third party service which is not operated by the University of Edinburgh, Details of Eventbrite's privacy policy can be found at: 

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