Arise, Rossiya: The Return of Russia to World Politics. Book launch and Q&A with the author Marcus Papadopoulos.

On 22 February, 10 am GMT, enjoy a chance to meet Marcus Papadopoulos - the author of Arise, Rossiya: The Return of Russia to World Politics. The evening will consist of an online presentation of the book and Q&A with the author. 

This is the best book written about contemporary Russia that I have read. It tells the story of how Russia, severally crippled after the collapse of the Soviet Union, has managed to once again become a world power. The Cold War was replaced by a "New World Order," designed to ensure the USA would establish "full spectrum dominance" over the world. Russia was the first target. In pursuit of this goal, the USA - led NATO countries have violated international law and the United Nations Charter, broken promises and treaties, engineered regime changes, and have encircled Russia with new NATO members. Despite all that has been done and the trillions of dollars spent, Russia today has emerged as a potent world power. In today's uncertain world, superpower rivalry must end and the war against Russia must stop. This book can play a role by calling upon US and NATO leaders to stop the silly charade of demonizing Russia and the Russian people. (James Bissett, former Canadian ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Yugoslavia, Albania and Bulgaria).

Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos is the founder and editor-in-chief of Politics First, a leading expert on Russia, and appears frequently on Sky News, BBC News, RT, Al Jazeera, Press TV and Al Mayadeen as an analyst of the current situation in Russia. His academic work on Russophobia and his speech in the House of Lords on the origins of current tensions between America and Russia have received extensive media coverage. Marcus is a member of the UK Parliamentary Press Gallery as the publisher and editor of Politics First. 

Experts in attendance:

Elena Ananyeva
Ph.D. in Philosophy, Head of the Centre for British Studies at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Expert of the Russian Council on International Affairs.  
Sphere of academic interests: domestic and foreign policy of Great Britain, political philosophy of the leading political parties. 

Alexei Gromyko 
Russian historian and political scientist, doctor of political sciences. Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences 
Doctor of political sciences, expert in European studies, international relations and security. Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Editor-in-chief of the journal Contemporary Europe. Member of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). 

Fedor Lukyanov 
Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs periodical. Chairman of the Presidium of the Russian Council on Foreign and Defence Policy since 2012. Research Director of the Valdai International Discussion Club. Research Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Co-author of The Great Encyclopaedia of Russia. Host of the television programme International Review on the Russia-24 channel. 

Pavel Koshkin  
Russian international journalist, associate professor, researcher at the Institute of USA and Canada, expert at the Russian International Affairs Council, lecturer at the Vladimir Mezentsev School of Journalism of the Central House of Journalists. 

Neil Kent
Professor at the University of Cambridge (Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute), Professor at the Repin Academic Institute of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Historian.
Author of numerous works on Russian history. Knows 30 languages to various degrees of fluency, including Russian. In 2010, converted to Russian Orthodox faith.

Adel Darwish
Westminster-based British political journalist, a veteran Fleet Street reporter, author, historian, broadcaster, and political commentator. Darwish is currently (since 2002) a parliament lobby correspondent based at the Press Gallery of the House of Commons, the Palace of Westminster, specialising in foreign affairs, especially Middle Eastern politics.