Foreign correspondent James Brooke will talk about the outlook for Russia under Vladimir Putin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at The Lenox Library, 18 Main St.

Brooke, a Lenox native, recently wound up eight years of living and working in Moscow, first as Bloomberg bureau chief, then as Voice of America bureau chief for Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Brooke will discuss the most recent events in Ukraine, the historical and political background of Russia and Ukraine, and his knowledge of the current tensions in the region.

The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. This presentation is free and open to the public.

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