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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.

Searching for Orpheus at the Twilight of the Russian Empire

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Guest:

Rebecca Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of History at Middlebury College where she specializes in Russian cultural history at the end of the Russian Empire. She teaches a wide range of courses on the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, comparative Communism, and the intersections between music and power in history. She is the author of Nietzsche’s Orphans: Music, Metaphysics and the Twilight of the Russian Empire published by Yale University Press. Rebecca won the W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize for Nietzsche’s Orphans in 2016.

Music:

Aleksandr Scriabin, “Vers la flame, op.72.”