UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SSEESing Salisbury Recording

15 November 2018

On November 14th we brought together a truly excellent panel to discuss the Salisbury poisonings and their repurcussions for 'SSEESing Salisbury. The event is available to view in it's entirety on YouTube.

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Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with Novichok in Salisbury on 4 March 2018. A police officer investigating the incident also fell ill after coming into contact with the nerve agent. Subsequently, two further people – Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess – were poisoned, the latter fatally. Agents of the Russian military's foreign intelligence agency – commonly referred to as the GRU – are the prime suspects in the British authorities' investigation. What is the broader context, and what are the broader implications, of these poisonings? How has the Russian political leadership responded? How has media coverage varied?

Ellen Barry (The New York Times)
Dr Precious N. Chatterje-Doody (University of Manchester)
Dr Aglaya Snetkov (UCL SSEES)
Dr Pete Duncan (UCL SSEES)
Chaired by: Dr Ben Noble (UCL SSEES)