Empire Strikes Back: The Dissolution of the USSR and the Ukraine Crisis

February 19, 2015
MU 207
Event Description: 
Serhii Plokhii
Harvard University
February 19, 2015 - 4:30pm
ASU Tempe campus, Memorial Union, Gold Room (MU 207)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the current crisis in Russia's relations with the West reveal with unprecedented clarity that the drama of the disintegration of Europe's last empire is far from over. Serhii Plokhii, professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and author of The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union (Basic Books, 2014) will discuss the origins and driving forces of the Ukraine Crisis in the lecture that brings together the fall of the USSR and the events of ongoing military conflict between the two largest post-Soviet republics.

Free and open to the public.

RSVP to http://shprs.asu.edu/empire

This events is sponsored by the ASU Melikian Centerfor Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies and the ASU School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.