This year's Dacre Lecture, held in association with the Faculty of History, will be given by Anne Applebaum, (journalist and historian)
Stalin’s War on Ukraine and Putin’s War on Ukraine: What we Know Now, and Why it Matters
"Once, Stalin spoke obsessively about loss of control in Ukraine, and about foreign plots to subvert Ukraine. Now it is Vladimir Putin who believes that a sovereign, democratic, stable Ukraine, tied to the rest of Europe by links of culture and trade, would be a threat to the Russian elite. In the 1930s, Moscow’s fear of Ukraine led to tragedy, and so it has once again. This lecture will both tell the story of Stalin’s war on Ukraine – the artificial famine and mass repression that followed – and examine its echoes in the present.”
There will be a drinks reception after the lecture.
Registration is not required.