In December 2018, the National Archive of Latvia began publishing online information left by the KGB in Latvia after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. This has caused quite an uproar as the files contain both the code names and real names of individuals who were possible KGB agents in their own homeland of the Latvian Soviet Republic. Among the some 4,000 people named are a former prime minister of independent post-Soviet Latvia, a supreme court justice, a former foreign minister, and other well-known public figures.
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Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies. This emigration sped up with Putin’s return as president in 2012, followed by a weakening economy and growing repressions. It soon began to look like a politically driven brain drain, causing increasing concern among Russian and international observers.
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is pleased to invite you to a conference reassessing the frames—conceptual, geographical, and historiographical—in which history of federalism is written. Join us for two days of panels with historians and political theorists on federalist imaginaries in Europe and the Atlantic empires of the late eighteenth century.
This two day conference will address the main issues in Russian and Asian history and politics from the 1920s on, with an emphasis on the Cold War era and recent developments.
Spring 2019 Joseph P. Kazickas Postdoctoral Associate in European Studies
Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Program of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, presents a public address by His Excellency Elin Suleymanov, the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States.
REEES Program, the Department of the History of Art, and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures present Igor Tsukanov, Chairman of the Tsukanov Family Foundation (“TFF”), an UK-based charity supporting education, culture, and the arts in Russia and around the world. Mr. Tsukanov will discuss “Defining Russian Post-War Art: A Collector’s Perspective.”
The EU Studies Program at the MacMillan Center presents a colloquium by Dr. Reuven Ziegler, Associate Professor in International Refugee Law, University of Reading (UK); Chair, New Europeans UK on “Uncertain Futures: EU Citizenship in the Shadow of Brexit.” Light lunch provided.
The European Studies Council and the Department of History present the following colloquium by Maartje van Gelder, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam; and Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, on “Protest in the Piazza: Popular Politics in Early Modern Venice” Light lunch provided.