30, September 2015:
“Political culture in post-colonial Africa and post-communist Europe”
On Wednesday 30, September 2015,, at 12 pm takes place the meeting of the Academic Council of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The lecture on “Political culture in post-colonial Africa and post-communist Europe” by professor Peter Skalnik (University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic)
See how posters from the 1930s, designed to attract Africans and African-Americans to the charms of communism, highlight a fascinating, almost forgotten history. Click here to find out more about the new exhibition of Russian posters at Calvert 22, part of the Red Africa season running from 4 February till 3 April.
Anti-apartheid hero Moses Kotane’s remains are to be repatriated from Russia, back to South Africa. Kotane was buried at the prestigious Novodevichy cemetery in the capital of what was then the Soviet Union. In the following decades, the apartheid regime collapsed and a new millennium dawned but one woman never forgot Kotane or gave up on bringing him home. Rebecca Kotane, now 103, is about to see her last wish come true when her husband’s remains are returned to African soil. read more in the Guardian’s recent article: