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Russian military history expert will talk about Chechnya during on-campus presentation

Monday, April 29, 2013

       

 

MANHATTAN -- Russian military history expert David Stone will talk and answer questions about Chechnya at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in 226 Eisenhower Hall. The event is free and open to the public and the media.

Stone, Kansas State University's Richard A. and Greta Bauer Pickett chair for exceptional faculty and professor of military history, specializes in Russia and the Soviet Union. He also researches military history and is the director of the Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies at Kansas State University.

Given current events, Stone will discuss the origins of the Chechen conflict, the Russian wars in Chechnya, ongoing violence in Chechnya and surrounding regions of the Caucasus, and the increasing role of radical Islam in the conflict.

Stone is the author or editor of three books and two dozen articles on Russian and Soviet history. In 2006 he published the book "A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya" and wrote the coverage of Chechnya for the 2012 Encyclopedia of War.

Stone has been named one of America's top young historians by the History News Network.

For more information about the presentation, contact Stone at stone@k-state.edu.

Source

David Stone 
785-532-2978 
stone@k-state.edu

Written by

Jennifer Tidball 
785-532-0847 
jtorline@k-state.edu

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David Stone will give a presentation and answer questions about Chechnya at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in 226 Eisenhower Hall.