100 Shades of Red: Perceptions of the 1917 Revolution and Politics Today | 2017 | Events

100 Shades of Red: Perceptions of the 1917 Revolution and Politics Today
Mikhail Zygar
Journalist and author
November 13, 2017

Mikhail Zygar, the acclaimed journalist and author of All The Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin, will talk about his new book, The Empire Must Die: Russia's Revolutionary Collapse, 1900-1917.  The Empire must die, to be released in the U.S. on Nov. 7th, portrays the years leading up to the Russian Revolution and the vivid drama of Russia's brief and exotic experiment with civil society before it was swept away by the Communist regime. Zygar will draw parallels with current political events in Russia and discuss the perception of the Russian Revolution of 1917 a hundred years later.

Zygar, a Russian journalist, writer and filmmaker, founded the Russian independent news TV-channel Dozhd in 2010 and served as its editor-in-chief until 2015. Prior to Dozhd, Zygar worked for Newsweek Russia and the business daily Kommersant, where he covered conflicts in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Serbia, and Kosovo.  This year of the 100th anniversary Zygar has created Project1917, an online English-language platform that enables readers to learn about the events leading to the Russian Revolution from those who lived during this defining moment of history. He is also the founder of Future History Lab - the team behind Project1917.

Please join us to hear Mikhail Zygar and “100 Shades of Red.”

Event is co-sponsored by the MIT-Russia Program and the MIT Security Studies Program.