67. RIDDLE, MYSTERY, AND ENIGMA: TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF BRITISH-RUSSIAN RELATIONS

David Owen
67. RIDDLE, MYSTERY, AND ENIGMA: TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF BRITISH-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
David Owen
Thursday 23rd June 19:30 (60 Min)
Hiscox Tent
Britain’s relationship with Russia is surprisingly under-explored. While the two formed a pragmatic alliance and fought together at Navarino in 1827, the countries would fight on opposite sides in the Crimean War and jostle for power in ‘the Great Game’. Churchill opposed Bolshevism, yet he never stopped advocating diplomatic and military engagement with Russia. With characteristic insight and expertise, David Owen will show how both countries have responded to their geopolitical decline in recent decades. Drawing on both imperial and Soviet history, in conversation with David Reynolds, he will explain the unique nature of Putin’s autocracy and address Britain’s return to ‘blue water’ diplomacy.
£15.50