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James Richter Colby lecture: "Russia's Civilizational Mission: The Kremlin Articulates Russian National Identity."

The Kotlas Connection and the Colby College Russian Program are pleased to co- sponsor a talk on Putin's Russia and how it sees itself in the world. In these times of increasingly frayed relations between the Russian and US governments, we will hear an experienced scholar of Russian politics discuss Putin's view of Russia's place in the world. We hope you can join us for this timely topic.

James Richter, Professor of Politics and Chair of the Division of Social Sciences at Bates College, will speak on "Russia's Civilizational Mission: The Kremlin Articulates Russian National Identity." Professor Richter's many articles have reflected his research on Russian NGO's, Russian women's organizations, the contrasting views of President George Bush and President Vladimir Putin, and civil society in Putin's Russia. His current research focuses on the role of historical memory in contemporary Eurasian politics with studies of Ukraine and Kazakhstan. He is now completing an article on the 2017 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and Putin's 2017 interpretation of the 1917 revolution.

James Richter

Please contact Sheila McCarthy ( for more details.