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Start: November 30, 2017 4 p.m.
End: November 30, 2017 5:30 p.m.
Location: Bracken Library, Room 104

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Sandi Garcia
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In his talk Professor Zhuk will focus on the recent lessons of the Russian Revolution, which the American public tends to forget.

The Soviet Communist experiment of 1917 led to a peculiar restoration of the political practices of the Russian multinational empire, including its diplomacy.

At the same time, a new ideology of communist internationalism and its concept of the world revolution justified a type of aggressive diplomacy, which turned to be a massive interference with and meddling in domestic policy of capitalist countries for the purpose of establishing the communist domination all over the world.

In his discussion of various lessons of the Russian Revolution, Professor Zhuk will explore these Soviet imperialistic legacy and traditions of meddling in domestic politics of various countries, beginning with the Communist International of 1919, and finishing with the Russia’s war in Ukraine’s in 2014 and US presidential elections of 2016. 

This event if free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by Ball State University's Departments of History, Political Science, Geography, and the European Studies Committee.