Thursday, 7th March 2024, from 12:00 to 13:30 h. CET (UTC+1). Venue: Círculo de Bellas Artes, Sala Ramón Gómez de la Serna. C/ Marqués de Casa Riera Nº 2, 5ª planta. Madrid.

The war in Ukraine has entered its third year. In the upcoming presidential elections Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for 24 years, will achieve a term of office of six more years. How to explain Russia’s conduct?

Mira Milosevich-Juaristi argues in El Imperio Zombi. Rusia y el orden mundial that behind Russia’s geopolitical ambitions and its authoritarian drift lies its tsarist and communist imperial past.

Cover of the book “El imperio Zombi. Rusia y el orden mundial”, by Mira Milosevich-Juaristi. Credit: Galaxia Gutemberg

This book analyzes that legacy –the ambiguity of national identity, the “politics of difference,” the persistent ambition to influence post-imperial spaces in 1921 and 1991, – the causes and characteristics of Russian militarism, anti-Westernism and exceptionalism, and Russia’s role, since the Napoleonic Wars, in the world order.

Hashtag: #RusiaOrdenMundial


  • Emilio Lamo e Espinosa, Emeritus Professor and member of the Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas | @EmilioLamo
  • Mira Milosevich, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute and author | @MiraMilosevich1
  • Moderator: Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute | @CharlesTPowell

– The event will be held in Spanish without simultaneous translation.
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Image: Matryoshka dolls at a market in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald (CC BY 4.0 Deed).