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Event: “For Your Freedom and Ours”: Remembering the Red Square Protest of August 1968


 

Co-sponsored by the History and Public Policy Program. 

 

In August 1968, a group of eight individuals walked out on to the Red Square in Moscow to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Their act of moral courage became a guiding light for Soviet dissidents and post-Soviet protest leaders. The event will take a look at the Soviet dissident and protest movement through the eyes of Pavel Litvinov, one of the participants of the August 1968 demonstration, Zhanna Nemtsova, and Professor Benjamin Nathans.

 

Speakers

 

Pavel Litvinov, Human Rights Activist; Soviet-era Dissident

 

Zhanna Nemtsova, Founder, Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom; Journalist, Deutsche Welle

 

Benjamin Nathans, Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

 

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Monday, September 17, 2018
3:30pm-5:00pm

Auditorium

Directions

Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202.691.4000

kennan@wilsoncenter.org

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