The triumph of distrust: the 1917 revolutions and Soviet society

Date: 13/02/2017
Venue: Prifysgol Caerdydd / Cardiff University
Time: 18:30

A distinguished authority on the history of modern Russia will deliver a major lecture at Cardiff University as part of Russian Revolution centenary commemorations across the city.Emeritus Professor of Russian History Geoffrey Hosking will give the public lecture "The triumph of distrust: the 1917 revolutions and Soviet society.

Lecturer in Modern European History Dr James Ryan said: “2017 marks the centenary of events in Russia that have had profound effects on the subsequent course of history through much of the world. As a University, we are delighted to share the significance and legacies of the revolutions with our wider community, and to initiate discussion as part of the R17 events across the capital.”

Honorary President to the Great Britain-Russia Society, Professor Hosking is one of the most well-known and authoritative historians of modern Russia. His works include Rulers and Victims: The Russians in the Soviet Union. His latest book Trust: A History is published by Oxford University Press.

The public lecture takes place in the same month that historians from Moscow visit Cardiff.

The Russian delegation will lead seminars and lectures on various aspects of the 1917 Revolutions during the week-long visit as part of the Erasmus Plus exchange between Cardiff University and the prestigious Russian Academy of Sciences. 

Advance booking is recommended.