Festival talks by Malcolm Rifkind

35. WAR WITH RUSSIA? THE LONG VIEW

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Following the collapse of Imperial Russia, Germany adopted liberal democracy but, after the Wall Street Crash, this was replaced by growing nationalism, Hitler’s rise to power, increased aggression and then war. The collapse of the U.S.S.R. has had similar consequences. Will Putin lead Russia into full-scale war? Our panel of experts examine both cases in what promises to be a highly relevant and even disturbing discussion.

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