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Russia’s War on Ukraine: How history can counter myths and disinformation by Dr Robert Dale

Dr Robert Dale, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Thursday 10 November 2022, 5.30pm

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 escalated a conflict that had begun eight years earlier in 2014. This is a war with a complicated history, rooted in a historical context, but also a conflict which placed history and memory on the frontlines. This lecture will examine the ongoing war and explore how history can help us understand what is happening, as well as counter Russian disinformation, myths, and false narratives.


Robert Dale is Senior Lecturer in Russian History at Newcastle University, where he has been based since September 2015.  His work focuses on the aftermath of the Second World War in the Soviet Union, and has written extensively on issues of demobilization, post-war reconstruction, and psychological trauma. He is currently writing a history of the Leningrad flood of September 1924. Robert is currently one of the judges for the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies’ Alexander Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Studies.