Open lecture by Russian writer Victor Erofeev – Campaign launch of the third edition of the Sofia Business School
April 15th, 2014, Tuesday
On 24 April 2014 /Thursday/, an open lecture by the Russian dissident writer Victor Erofeev was held at the New Bulgarian University (NBU) /building 1, hall 310/. One of the goals of the event was to launch the campaign for this year’s edition of the Sofia Business School which will begin on 28 June. This year, the organisers from NBU and the Reform Union Club intend to offer the attendants of the School master classes presenting knowledge about leadership models applied outside the EU, focusing on the successful economies in Asia and alternative approaches to innovative business development.
The topic which the writer presented before the students, lecturers and guests of NBU was entitled “Qvo Vadis Russia?”.
Victor Erofeev is one of the most widely read contemporary Russian writers in the West. His novels “Russian Beauty” (1990), “Encyclopaedia of the Russian Soul” (1999) and “The Good Stalin” (2004) have become international best-sellers. In his last book, “Akimudy”, Erofeev describes events which seem to forestall the events in Crimea. In the book, Russia declares war on the non-existent country Akimudy and occupies a region which doesn’t really exist. All this leads to an outburst of euphoric Russian patriotism. “For me, Crimea really resembles Akimudy”, the writer stated recently in an interview for Deutsche Welle, during the presentation of his new book before the German reading public, predicting the future of the Russian President.