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"Plots against Russia: The Uses of Conspiracy after the Soviet Collapse"
with Eliot Borenstein, New York University
Friday, April 30 2021, 12 - 1:15pm
For well over a century, Russia has been both the source and object of conspiracy theories, whether it is said to be under siege by hostile forces or working to undermine the purity or liberty of another nation. In the 30 years since the end of the USSR, conspiracy theories have left their customary habitat of cranks and crackpots to become a central feature of Russia’s political and media culture. In this year's Alexander Dallin lecture, Dr. Eliot Borenstein explores their appeal and their function in an uncertain world.
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