The Origins of Putinism in 1990s Russia

Steven Barnes (Note: For in-person engagements, speaker needs to wear a mask.)

Professor Barnes offers a deep dive into the consequences of the end of the Soviet Union in 1990s Russia and how the culture shock, chaos, economic pain, and violence of that era of “transition.” from Communism to so-called freedom, capitalism, and democracy help explain the origins of Putinism and the popularity of Vladimir Putin in contemporary Russia.

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen