The UCI Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies and Program in Religious Studies present

"Orthodoxy and the Russian State: From St. Vladimir to Vladimir Putin"
with Sergei Plekhanov, Political Science, York University (Toronto, Canada)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Humanities Instructional Building, Room  135

This talk will cover a review of church-state relations in Russia and the Soviet Union which sheds light on the new role of religion in Russian society and politics after communism. Sergei Plekhanov teaches political science at York University in Toronto, Canada. Born and educated in Moscow, he worked for over twenty years at the National Academy of Sciences and in the late 1980s served as an adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev. Plekhanov focuses his scholarship on Russia and other post-Communist countries. The revival of the Orthodox Church in Russia is one of his current research interests.

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact Lumen Hwang,


connect with us


© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766