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
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!
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