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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.

Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

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Guest:

Johan Engvall is a research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and a non-resident research fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program. He’s the author of The State as Investment Market: Kyrgyzstan in Comparative Perspective published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Music:

The Specials, “Gangsters,” The Best of the Specials, 2008.