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Journalist and Scholar David Satter Speaks at Seminary

David Satter, former Moscow correspondent for Financial Times and former special correspondent on Soviet affairs for The Wall Street Journal delivered a lecture on contemporary post-Soviet Russia in the auditorium at the Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. There was no charge for the lecture.

Professor Satter, a graduate of the University of Chicago and of Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., and a fellow of the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He has also been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Professor Satter is the author of a plethora of articles in the popular press about Russia and—of special interest to the Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary students and faculty—the persecution and collaboration of the Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union and under Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin. He has authored four major books on Russia, all published by Yale University Press: Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union; Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State; It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past; and The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin.

The Seminary auditorium, which seats fifty, was filled to capacity for Professor Satter’s lecture. See, in the photographs below, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Dr. Chrysostomos of Etna, Emeritus, a Professor at the Seminary, introducing the speaker and the speaker taking questions from the audience.

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