Panel on the End of the USSR

End of the USSR

Panel on the End of the USSR

11 April 2017

Robert Service (Emeritus Fellow St Antony's College) conducted a 'keynote' conversation about the end of the USSR with former President Leonid Kavchuk of Ukraine, who were joined for the Q&A by former Secretary of State Gennadi Burbulis of the Russian Federation and former President Stanislau Shushkevich of Belarus. 

This was part of the 'Protagonists of Political Mythology' conference held on 25/26 March at the House of Commons and the University of Westminster.  

Gennadi Burbulis drafted the Belavezha Accords that signalled the end of the USSR and were signed by Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Kravchuk and Stanislau Shushkevich.

Photo: Shushkevich (far left), Burbulis (next to him), Service, Kravchuk (first from the right), Female Translator