Thirty years after the collapse of Communist regimes in Eastern Europe: the crossroads of desovetization.
- The collapse of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe: the result of a long national liberation struggle or just an inevitable consequence of the collapse of the USSR?
- What is the secret to the success of countries that have successfully overcome the totalitarian:communist past? What is the difference between them and countries that have faced neo:Soviet revenge (Russia, Belarus) or “stuck” in the process of transformation (Moldova)?
- Did the West do everything in its power to help Eastern European countries (including Russia) break with the legacy of totalitarianism?
Moderator: Boris Reitschuster (Germany) – journalist, a political observer
Speakers: Garry Kasparov – politician, chairman for the Human Rights Foundation; Štěpán Černoušek (Czech Republic) – Czech Memorial, Chairman of the Gulag.cz Society; Mantas Adomėnas(Lithuania) – historian, Member of the Lithuanian Seimas; Evgeny Kiselev – TV presenter, op-ed columnist