Coming in December
On Zoom

Russia:  The Failure of Democracy in Russia
and the War Against Ukraine

with Dr. Mikhail Tsypkin

Thursday, December 8, 2022
On Zoom

Dr. Tsypkin’s sponsor is
Joe Leadem of the Program Committee

For decades, Russia was on a rocky road toward democracy. What happened? Vladimir Putin! For 18 years, pulling the strings as President and/or Prime Minister, he waged an internal war against his own people’s steps toward freedom. When he invaded Ukraine 10 months ago, Russia’s hidden wounds burst open. Now, its first failure – dashed democratic hopes – has joined with that of the invasion itself.

To shine a light on the resulting twin disasters, we’re honored to welcome, by Zoom, Mikhail Tsypkin, associate professor emeritus in the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Tsypkin will lay bare Russian chaotic politics and war, and answer pressing questions.

You won’t want to miss this most timely program!

Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Via Zoom
It’s Free:    As a member you will receive priority enrollment.

Reserve now!

Just click here to register for the Zoom link:

About Mikhail Tsypkin

Dr. Tsypkin joined Naval Postgraduate School in 1987 after completing his Ph.D. in Political Science at Harvard University. He has published numerous articles on Soviet and Russian military affairs in such journals as International Affairs (London), Security Studies, Orbis, the Slavic Journal of Military Studies. He has lectured and conducted seminars on Russian politics and security policy, most recently at Harvard, the Foreign Service Institute, the Hudson Institute, the Norwegian Royal Naval Academy.

From 2015 until 2021, Prof. Tsypkin conducted research on Russian nuclear posture for the Department of the Navy.

With his experience, knowledge and insights, Dr. Tsypkin is sure to bring our understanding of Putin and Russia to a whole new level.

See you on Dec. 8, on Zoom! 

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