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In the centenary year of the October Revolution, Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar has created a groundbreaking online tool for understanding Russia’s road to revolution, Project 1917. In his latest book, The Empire Must Die: Russia’s Revolutionary Collapse, 1900-1917 Zygar expands this work by offering a vivid account of Russia’s brief embrace of liberalism and cultural openness on the eve of its descent into revolutionary fury and historic tragedy. Carnegie’s Andrew Weiss will moderate a discussion on the lessons of the revolution for current Russian political realities with Zygar, one of Moscow’s most insightful analysts. A reception will follow and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Mikhail Zygar

Mikhail Zygar is a Russian journalist, writer, filmmaker, and winner of the 2014 International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists. He is also author of All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin.

Andrew Weiss

Andrew Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.