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Biculturalism and the Apollo-Soyuz Mission


The final two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “A Brief Conversation on Biculturalism” by Alexandra Diouk and “Remembering the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Mission: 45 years of US-Russian Space Cooperation” by Lisa Becker.

Trash Protests and Leninopad


Two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “The Great Russian Trash Crisis” by Seth Farkas and  “An Empty Pedestal: Ukraine after Leninopad” by Sabrina Beaver.

Autocracy, Marriage, and Power in Early Modern Russia

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Guest:

Russell Martin is a professor of History at Westminster College focusing on autocracy, marriage, power and the Romanov dynasty in early modern Russia. He is the author of many books and articles. His most recent book is A Bride for the Tsar: Bride-Shows and Marriage Politics in Early Modern Russia.

 

Reading:

Russell Martin, “Eulogy for Ned Keenan.”

Greg Afinogenov, “Breaking Muscovy’s Silence: Edward Keenan, 1935-2015.”

Russell Martin, “Dowries, Diplomacy, and Marriage Politics in Muscovy.”

Russell Martin, “A Reappreciation of Sergei Fedorovich Platonov’s Ocherki po istorii smuty.”

Music:

The Smiths, “There is a Light That Never Goes Out,” The Queen is Dead, 1986.