American Forum - Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft
Allen C. Lynch
February 24, 2012
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
Since Russian leader Vladimir Putin assumed power in August 1999, speculation about his character, motives, and plans for Russia’s future has been rampant in the West. Even after he stepped down as president in May 2008, retaining a significant measure of power as prime minister under his hand-picked successor, President Dmitri Medvedev, Putin remains poorly understood. In this interpretive biography of Putin, ALLEN C. LYNCH, director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies and associate professor of government and foreign affairs seeks to reconcile the two conflicting images and find out just where the truth lies about the man and the statesman. A book signing will follow his Forum.