This year sees a major historical milestone for Russia with the 30th anniversary of the fall of communism and the break-up of the USSR in December 1991, followed by a turbulent period of loss of empire and internal social, economic and political transformation. While Russia’s new leaders were battling with these issues and fighting for power on the macro level, at the micro-level individual citizens, families and communities faced their own daily struggles to cope with chaos, change and uncertainty in their everyday lives.
WHEN: Thursday, 7 October 2021, 19:00 (BST)
About the speaker
Robert Stephenson is a photographer and the author of We Are Building Capitalism! Moscow in Transition 1992–1997 (Glagoslav Publications, 2019). A former UK senior civil servant, his career included over twenty years in international development, working with counterparts in the former Soviet Union and in Central and South Eastern Europe. He began his overseas work in March 1992 in Moscow, where he lived and worked for five years, before going on to lead a UK government team based in the National School of Government and dedicated to supporting civil service reform around the world.