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Throughout the 1900s, 1910s and in the first decades of the twenty-first century, we witness a persistent infatuation with truthfulness and sincere expression among Russian philosophers, politicians and political activists. How does this rhetoric work? Why do such diverse public figures as Vladimir Lenin, Nadia Tolokonnikova and Alexei Navalnyi embrace undiluted sincerity? And what are the dangers of measuring and controlling sincere behaviour in the political arena?

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Date 19 February 2018
Time 18:00 -20:00
Ellen Rutten, Whos in Town AUC, Focus on Russia and Eastern Europe
Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Ellen Rutten is Professor of Literature and Chair of the Department of Russian & Slavic Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Location: Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor: Dr. Maxim Kupovykh