Few modern Russian leaders have manipulated popular perceptions of history and memory as effectively as President Vladimir Putin. Putin’s knack for embracing Russian national greatness and stoking anti-Western grievances is on full display as the country gears up for the March 2018 presidential election, which is widely expected to lead to an eventual transition to the post-Putin era.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a conversation with Moscow-based foreign correspondent Shaun Walker as he discussed his new book, The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past.

Shaun Walker

Shaun Walker is the Moscow correspondent for the Guardian and has reported from Russia for more than a decade.

Andrew Weiss

Andrew Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.