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Launch of Robert Stephenson’s book “We are Building Capitalism!”
Sat 2nd Nov '19 - 18:00 - 21:00
Please join us at Clementi House at 18.00 on Saturday 2 November 2019 for the presentation and launch of Robert Stephenson’s fascinating new book about Moscow in the years immediately following the collapse of the USSR.
Described by one reviewer as “modern pictorial cultural history at its best”, the book provides a unique view of daily life in Russia’s capital city during the turbulent early years of transition to market capitalism. Through his own original photographs and supporting narrative, the author shows how the old Soviet capital and its inhabitants went through a period of epochal change as Russia opened its doors wide to new influences, ideas and possibilities. Reviewing the book in East-West Review, Martin McCauley wrote: “Anyone who lived in Moscow during those years will enjoy this compendium. It will bring back many memories of the huge changes that hit the Russian capital and, indeed, disoriented many locals.”
Robert Stephenson is a photographer and a former UK senior civil servant with over 35 years of experience working in public administration, including 20 years in international development. He began his international career in March 1992 in Moscow, where he lived and worked for five years before going on to lead a UK government team dedicated to supporting civil service reform around the world.
The evening will include a presentation by the author, with an audience Q&A followed by a short reception. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signature.
More information about the book is available on the Glagoslav Publications website at: