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The Red Sphinx: Yuri Andropov
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Brandon Liddy The Red Sphinx- Yuri Andropov Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 p.m., in Fahy Hall 236, The Slavic Club is sponsoring a presentation by Brandon Liddy, "The Red Sphinx: Yuri Andropov: His regime, legacy & the broader Kremlin party politics of the late Soviet period."

The lives of the Soviet leadership have been examined in great detail since the fall of the old USSR, droves of books and articles on men like Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev have come out in the past twenty years. While these leaders were each important in their own respects, there is one leader that has been hardly examined despite the impact he had on the late Soviet period. Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov, who headed the feared KGB before his fifteen month regime as Soviet leader, is virtually unknown by many, historians and everyday people alike.

With 2014 being the one hundredth anniversary of Andropov's birth, Brandy Liddy, a senior and REEESP candidate, will be presenting of his senior thesis, The Red Sphinx: Yuri Andropov: His regime, legacy & the broader Kremlin party politics of the late Soviet period, which examines Andropov's place within the Brezhnev period, his attempts at reform, and his influence on future Soviet leaders amongst other topics.  

After the presentation we will conduct a Q&A session.

All are welcome! Slavic food will be served!

For more information please contact:
Anna Kuchta
(973) 275-5875
anna.kuchta@shu.edu

 

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