Oleg Popov, the Minister of Culture to the Siberian province of Tomsk, and Mikhail Gorbachev’s biographer, will be speaking to students and the community at Southern Utah University on Tuesday, November 15. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Auditorium, Popov will be presenting “Gorby: A Biography of Mikhail Gorbachev.”
Mikhail Gorbachev was the first-ever elected Executive President of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev was also been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential
people of the 20th century.
Popov will certainly give the community of southern Utah a unique opportunity to learn about the renowned historical figure who was front-and-center in the global arena during some of the most dramatic changes of the Soviet Union, including its collapse—events that changed the world, too.
Popov himself was a leader in the movement to unite the political factions of Siberia against the Communist Party and help bring democracy to Siberia. He is the author of the political treatise “Power and the People,” and has authored hundreds of scholarly articles.
Popov’s very special presentation is part of SUU’s Convocation Lecture Series. This installation is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service, and SUU President Steven Bennion.
This is a valuable chance for southern Utah to hear a globally-influential personality for Free. For more information about Convocations, please visit www.suu.edu/convocations.