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806 | Russia's Cyber Offensive
806 | Russia's Cyber Offensive
Saturday, November 11 | 1 - 2 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
Claudia Cassidy Theater
77 E Randolph St | Chicago, IL | 60603
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

The 2016 election and its aftermath have called into fundamental question the integrity of our political system and our media. Charges of Russian interference have shone a spotlight on the variety and sophistication of Russian hacking techniques and how they leverage our increasing dependence on our interconnected digital devices. Andrei Soldatov, a Russian investigative journalist, contributor to Foreign Affairs and the coauthor of The Red Web, updated to include a new chapter about the 2016 events and the Kremlin's interference, helps us understand the complex world of Russian cyber-warfare, a world he knows as few others do. WBEZ's Worldview host Jerome McDonnell joins Soldatov for this conversation.

This program is presented in partnership with the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.


Andrei Soldatov is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder and editor of, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. He has covered security services and terrorism issues since 1999. He co-wrote The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB and The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries with Irina Borogan.

Jerome McDonnell has hosted Worldview, WBEZ’s global affairs program, since 1994.

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