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Polly Jones on Radio 3

Dr Polly Jones, Schrecker-Barbour Tutorial Fellow in Slavonic & East European Studies, was one of the speakers on BBC Radio 3’s “Free Thinking” programme last night, discussing Russian and Soviet “soft power”.

The programme, Russian Culture Inwards and Outwards investigated the role of culture within historic Soviet expansionism and current Russian geopolitics. Presenter Anne McElvoy spoke to Dr Polly Jones, who is the author of Myth Memory Trauma: Rethinking the Soviet past, 1953-70, alongside Charles Clover, author of Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism, Clem Cecil, in-coming Director of Pushkin House, Mark Nash, curator of Red Africa and Ian Christie, co-curator of Unexpected Eisenstein, two new exhibitions in London.

Listen to the programme here.

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Published: 26 February 2016

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