Video On Demand

The Dangers of Forgetting: Communism as Anti-Development

February 23, 2018 • 1:30 – 3:00 pm EST
On November 17, 1917, a coup d’état in Russia led by Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin opened a dark communist era, marked by fear, death, economic chaos and a complete assault on individual freedoms. Communism was implemented in Russia 100 years ago and spread throughout much of the 20th century to Eastern and Central Europe, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, parts of Africa, Afghanistan, North Korea and Cuba. It is estimated that communism was responsible for over 100 million deaths– more casualties than those in World War I and II combined.

CSIS is hosting a public event to evaluate the economic, social, and environmental outcomes of this regime and to provide a realistic picture for current and future generations about the dangers of communism.

This event was made possible by general support to CSIS.
Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
Executive Director, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Professor, Grove City College, and Bestselling Author of Several Books on Communism
Student at Harvard College and Daughter of a Romanian Escapee from Communism