The Long Hangover: Shaun Walker in conversation with Lucy Ash @ Pushkin House, London [1 March]

The Long Hangover: Shaun Walker in conversation with Lucy Ash

19:00 - 20:30

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Pushkin House
5A Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA London, United Kingdom
The outgoing Moscow correspondent for the Guardian, Shaun Walker in conversation with BBC journalist Lucy Ash about his new book, 'The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past'. In English.

'The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past' transports readers from far eastern Siberia to Moscow and Crimea in a series of elegantly written chapters. The book offers a powerful new explanation of why Putin succeeded in reviving Russia from the wreckage of the 1990s. It shows how the memorisation of World War II in all aspects of Russian life has helped Putin stitch the country back together. It also offers an incisive account of the war in East Ukraine.

Shaun Walker is the outgoing Moscow correspondent for The Guardian. He studied Russian and Soviet history at Oxford University, and has worked as a journalist in Moscow for more than a decade. Previously, he was Moscow Correspondent for the Independent.

Lucy Ash is an awarding-winning broadcast journalist with more than 20 years’ experience as a BBC correspondent, presenter and senior producer. Her most recent work includes: Ukraine's Frontline Bakery (Radio 4, World Service and BBC World TV) a rdio documentary and film about a new bakery in the town of Marinka, Eastern Ukraine, which is bringing some comfort and sustenance to the local people amidst the trauma of war; The Red and the White (BBC World Service, BBC Russian) a three part radio series on the Allied Intervention in North Russia at the end of WWI; Russia's Exit Dilemma (Radio 3, World Service) in which Ash meets emigres, exiles and staunch remainers in London and Berlin, Moscow and St Petersburg to weigh up the prospects for the young and ambitious in today's Russia. Other works by Lucy Ash includes Putin's Park, Rebooting Rural Russia and Extreme Selfies — Russian Style, amongst many others. Ash's freelance work outside of the BBC, includes the Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph. A half hour film When the West Invaded Russia, by Lucy Ash is due to be broadcast in March 2018.

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