"When are we going to win again?": Hockey and Politics in Putin's Russia with Bruce Berglund

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portrait of Bruce Berglund
December 3, 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Location
Enarson Classroom Building, Room 160

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Add to Calendar 2021-12-03 11:00:00 2021-12-03 12:30:00 "When are we going to win again?": Hockey and Politics in Putin's Russia with Bruce Berglund Register for the in-person session Join through Facebook Live Few things in the Soviet Union worked as well as the country’s hockey team. Winners of seven Olympic gold medals and 19 world titles, the Soviet national team dominated the sport for more than three decades. Not surprisingly, hockey has featured prominently in Vladimir Putin’s Soviet nostalgia. But the president’s use of hockey goes beyond his annual appearance in charity games with old Soviet stars. The sport has become an important part of Putin’s program to restore Russian greatness, both at home and abroad.   Bruce Berglund taught history for two decades at Calvin University and the University of Kansas. He now teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and writes history books for kids. A three-time Fulbright scholar, Bruce did research in eight countries for The Fastest Game in the World: Hockey and the Globalization of Sports (University of California Press, 2021). He is also author of Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague (CEU Press, 2017). “An astounding history of ice hockey…. For such an ambitious examination of international relationships, The Fastest Game in the World does not slight cultural, political, economic, and social environments. Berglund’s work is more than just a chronicle of the sport.” Journal of Social History EVENT POLICY This event is being held in-person on the campus of The Ohio State University. We are following the protocols established by the university for events and gatherings and we will continue to monitor and adhere to any changes in policy in the future. Per Ohio State policy, social distancing at event facilities is not required. All individuals regardless of vaccination status must wear a face mask indoors during the event. Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask outdoors as well when they cannot maintain social distance. We are requiring registration/ticketing for this in-person event to ensure that we do not go over space capacity and we are required to maintain attendance records for contract tracing purposes. Walk-in attendees are welcome if space is available and will be asked to register on site to facilitate contact tracing. For attendees who do not wish to come to campus or are unable to follow the guidelines above, we are also offering this event as a livestreamed event via Facebook. If you have any questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact us at cseees@osu.edu. Typically, a two weeks' notice will allow us to provide access.   Enarson Classroom Building, Room 160 Center for Slavic and East European Studies cseees@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Few things in the Soviet Union worked as well as the country’s hockey team. Winners of seven Olympic gold medals and 19 world titles, the Soviet national team dominated the sport for more than three decades. Not surprisingly, hockey has featured prominently in Vladimir Putin’s Soviet nostalgia. But the president’s use of hockey goes beyond his annual appearance in charity games with old Soviet stars. The sport has become an important part of Putin’s program to restore Russian greatness, both at home and abroad.  

Bruce Berglund taught history for two decades at Calvin University and the University of Kansas. He now teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and writes history books for kids. A three-time Fulbright scholar, Bruce did research in eight countries for The Fastest Game in the World: Hockey and the Globalization of Sports (University of California Press, 2021). He is also author of Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague (CEU Press, 2017).

“An astounding history of ice hockey…. For such an ambitious examination of international relationships, The Fastest Game in the World does not slight cultural, political, economic, and social environments. Berglund’s work is more than just a chronicle of the sport.”

Journal of Social History

EVENT POLICY

This event is being held in-person on the campus of The Ohio State University. We are following the protocols established by the university for events and gatherings and we will continue to monitor and adhere to any changes in policy in the future. Per Ohio State policy, social distancing at event facilities is not required. All individuals regardless of vaccination status must wear a face mask indoors during the event. Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask outdoors as well when they cannot maintain social distance. We are requiring registration/ticketing for this in-person event to ensure that we do not go over space capacity and we are required to maintain attendance records for contract tracing purposes. Walk-in attendees are welcome if space is available and will be asked to register on site to facilitate contact tracing.

For attendees who do not wish to come to campus or are unable to follow the guidelines above, we are also offering this event as a livestreamed event via Facebook.

If you have any questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact us at cseees@osu.edu. Typically, a two weeks' notice will allow us to provide access.