Please join us on Wednesday, February 6th for “Taboo in Russia: banned or suppressed issues“, a Q&A with Dmitry Bykov. This event is part of the Occasional Series, co-sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.
This event will be held in Room 405
The Silver Center for the Arts, 100 Washington Square
Any political regime should be judged not by the official propaganda narrative, but by the silences, the subjects that are omitted in the public discourse. In contemporary Russia, vast layers of issues and problems are suppressed or outright banned. As a result, the very issue of strategy for development and the future of the country is not discussed at all, and neither the government, nor the opposition are capable of formulating the tasks and main challenges of the moment.
Dmitry Bykov does not fit neatly in a category: he is a poet; a writer whose work was distinguished by several prestigious literary awards; an educator; a journalist, columnist and radio commentator; a walking fountain of creative ideas (and some pranks); and, last, but not least, he is involved in the Russian politics as a prominent member of the opposition movement.
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