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Open Seminar: The Events of Tashkent: Red Brotherhood at War
Title:
Open Seminar: The Events of Tashkent: Red Brotherhood at War
When:
06.09.2018 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Lecturer: Dr Nick Dallas

Synopsis

After the termination of the Greek Civil War in 1949, faraway Tashkent, the present-day capital of Uzbekistan, became home to more than 12,000 Greek political refugees, mainly former combatants of the Greek Democratic Army. On the 9th and 10th September 1955 violent clashes took place within this exiled community between two opposing factions, those supporting the KKE (Greek Communist Party) leader Nikos Zachariades and those opposing him.
These disturbances were so severe that they required the intervention of Uzbek and Soviet security authorities to restore order.

The events that took place weren’t very well known in Greece as they occurred around the same time as the Istanbul riots, mob attacks primarily directed against Istanbul’s Greek Community. The conflict was the result of a widening rift that had been evolving in the KKE’s Tashkent Party Organization. This presentation will examine the build-up and reasons that led to these events.

Bio

Nick Dallas has a multi-discipline background which spans chemistry, political science and economics. His numerous academic interests include economic history, globalization issues and educational matters. Presently he is the national sales manager for Professional and Vocational Education at McGraw-Hill Australia, a global learning science company. He has been on the GOCMV’s Board of Management since 2012 and takes an active interest in all of the Community’s education initiatives.

Sponsors

We thank the following donor for making this seminar possible: Manos Tzimpragos, Roma Siachos.

During the course of the year considerable expenses are incurred in staging the seminars. In order to mitigate these costs individuals or organisations are invited to donate against a lecture of their choice.

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We also like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their support:

2018 seminars sponsors

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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