Putin's Russia

On Start the Week Anne McElvoy talks to the Russian expert Fiona Hill about the many faces of Vladimir Putin, while Vladislav Zubok considers the impact of the past on the Russia of today. Oliver Bullough turns to drink to understand the soul of the nation and the historian Rachel Polonsky considers the cultural landscape of the post-Soviet era.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Fiona Hill

Fiona Hill is director of the Center on the United States and Europe, and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution.


Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin by Fiona Hill & Clifford G. Gaddy is published by Brookings Institution Press.


Fiona Hill will be speaking at the LSE Ideas Public Lecture:

'Opening the Black Box of Russian Foreign Policy'

Monday 10 June, 6.30-8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Speakers: Dr Fiona Hill; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


Fiona Hill

Opening the Black Box of Russian Foreign Policy

Vladislav Zubok

Vladislav Zubok is Professor of International History at the LSE.


Vladislav Zubok

Oliver Bullough

Oliver Bullough is a journalist and author.


The Last Man in Russia: And the Struggle to Save a Dying Nation is published by Allen Lane.


Oliver Bullough

Rachel Polonsky

Rachel Polonsky is a Lecturer in the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge.


Rachel Polonsky


Role Contributor
PresenterAnne McElvoy
Interviewed GuestFiona Hill
Interviewed GuestVladislav Zubok
Interviewed GuestOliver Bullough
Interviewed GuestRachel Polonsky
ProducerKaty Hickman

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