Boris Kagarlitsky, Director, Institute of Globalization and Social Movements, Moscow, Russia

Russian Politics in Historic Context

Second Edition of Russian Capitalism: Economic Structures and Political Perspectives

Wednesday, October 10, 4pm, 8417 Social Science Building

Public seminar

Thursday, October 11, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Russia’s Autocracy and Democratic Tradition: Western Myths and Historic Reality

Thursday, October 11, 4pm, 8417 Social Science Building

BORIS KAGARLITSKY is Director of the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements in Moscow, Russia. Boris’ latest books are Russia Under Yeltsin And Putin: Neo-Liberal Autocracy (TNI/Pluto 2002) and New Realism, New Barbarism: The Crisis of Capitalism (Pluto 1999). He won the Deutscher Memorial Prize for his book, The Thinking Reed: Intellectuals and the Soviet State (Verso 1988). He writes regularly for The Moscow Times and Eurasian Home. Previously, he was a student of art criticism and was imprisoned for two years for ‘anti-Soviet’ activities related to his editorship of a samizdat journal, Leviy Povorot. Boris was co-ordinator of the Moscow People’s Front between ’88 and ’90, and also advised the Workers’ Committee of Prokpievsk and Karaganda during this period. He was a deputy to the Moscow City Soviet between 1990-93, during which time he was a member of the executive of the Socialist Party of Russia, co-founder of the Party of Labour, and advisor to the Chairperson of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.

Goldman, M. (1994). Lost Opportunity: Why Economic Reforms in Russia Have Not Worked
Reddaway, P. and D. Glinski. (2001). The Tragedy of Russia’s Reforms: Market Bolshevism Against Democracy
Cohen, S. (2000). Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia
Kagarlitsky, B. (2002). Russia Under Yeltsin and Putin