Lecture with Jan Balliauw about Russia and Ukraine


Wednesday 24/04


  In the C-Cityhost lecture cycle

‘Antwerp in Europe’

the link is made

between Antwerp and a European country.


The fourth and fifth countries in this series:



with guest speaker


VRTNWS expert on Eastern Europe, Russia and Ukraine


Jan studied partly in Leningrad

and  lived for several years in Moscow

 where, as a former BRT journalist,

he reported on the fall of the Soviet Union

and Gorbachev’s loss of power.

He still covers and interprets with great expertise

the news from Eastern Europe.


In ‘The Zuiderpershuis,

just a few steps from where

Russian Tsar Peter the Great in 1717

landed in Antwerp,

Jan will tell us more about Russia and Ukraine,

about the people, culture and political regimes,

 about the war between the two countries

and about the impact of this conflict on Europe.



 Russian violinist



 Ukrainian accordionist


provide unique musical interludes.

They met in Antwerp

where, within the project ‘the dialogues’,

they performed together for the first time.


On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C27XQmQCOM you can watch this musical connecting meeting.


 After the lecture, we will talk with a glass on the same location.


The Zuiderpershuis

Waalsekaai 14

2000 Antwerp



32 euros (under 38y: 10 euros) – one consumption included


Registration necessary

via mail christiane@c-cityhost.be

preferably before 1/4/2024

After receiving a confirmation mail, you can transfer the amount

to BE47 0018 1902 9680 to “Christiane Corluy, C-Cityhost”.

Max. 140 participants




WEDNESDAY 24/04/2024, start lecture at 20.30

from 20.00

Welcome at The Zuiderpershuis



You are expected to take a seat in the auditorium



Brief Introduction on the historical and current links

between Antwerp and Russia/Ukraine


 Lecture / interview with Jan Balliauw on RUSSIA / UKRAINE


Musical interludes performed

by Lev Adamov, violinist

and Oleksii Soldatov, accordionist


Questions from the audience 


22.00 – 23.30

 On-site chat and glass,

one consumption is included in the entrance fee