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Book Talk: The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, The Russian Perspective

Date: 03 October 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: EU Delegation

Editor Josef Pazderka will present the book "The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, The Russian Perspective," at the Delegation of the European Union on October 3, 2019, at 6 pm.  

During the presentation, Czech journalist Josef Pazderka will screen excerpts from his documentary Invasion 1968, The Russian View. The book and film take a more coherent look at the Russian perception of Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact occupation of Czechoslovakia in August 1968. The publication is a collection of interviews, memoirs and academic studies focusing on Russian soldiers, dissidents and journalists involved in and affected by the Soviet invasion. Gregory Feifer, a journalist who reported from Moscow for National Public Radio, will moderate the discussion following the screening. Join us at the EU Delegation for an evening examining the 1968 Soviet invasion with Josef Pazderka.               

About the Author:       

Josef Pazderka

Josef Pazderka

Josef Pazderka is a Czech historian and journalist. Currently, he serves as editor-in-chief of the online publication Aktualne (www.aktualne.cz). In 2005, he joined Czech Television and later became its Moscow (2006-2010) and Warsaw (2012-2016) correspondent. Additionally, he has worked for People in Need, a Czech relief aid and developmental assistance organization. He studied history at Charles University (1999) and development studies at the Oxford Brookes University, UK (2003). As an avid writer, he has authored numerous publications focusing on Russia, Ukraine, and the CEE (Central and East Europe) region.             


Gregory Feifer

Gregory Feifer

Gregory Feifer is a journalist who has spent many years covering Russia. He served as NPR's bureau chief in Moscow, when he reported about the country's resurgence under Vladimir Putin. His book Russians (Twelve, 2014) explains the social behavior behind the country’s political culture. His other books include The Great Gamble (HarperCollins, 2009), a history of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, and Spy Handler (Basic Books, 2005) co-written with former KGB colonel Victor Cherkashin. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York TimesThe Washington Post and Foreign Affairs. Educated at Harvard University, he is currently executive director of the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington.    

Event Details:  
Date/Time: October 3, 2019, at 6 pm      
Doors open at 5:30 pm, with the program beginning at 6 pm.    

Venue: Delegation of the European Union to the United States    
2175 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

(Entrance on 22nd Street)

RSVP by October 2


The event is free, but reservations are required and a photo ID will be requested upon entry.

Please note that this event may be photographed.             
Light refreshments will be served at the event.