The relationship between Russia and the West has been a news topic for years. The annexation of the Krim, MH17 and the reciprocal sanctions have only worsened the relationship further. But what is the real cause of the conflict? And is there a chance it can be resolved?

A lecture about this subject will be given by Floris Akkerman, a journalist specialised in Russian culture and politics who has travelled through Russia for many years as correspondent for the Dutch media.

Also Sasha Ivlev, a student from Russian origin, will give us some insight on his position in between the Russian and Dutch culture and why we shouldn’t criticize Putin.

Visit the location's website here.