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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.

Experiencing the Russian Revolution

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Guest:

Mark Steinberg is a professor of Russian History at the University of Illinois. He’s the author of many wonderful books including, Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925; Voices of Revolution, 1917; Petersburg Fin de Siecle; and with Nicholas Riasanovsky, A History of Russia, now in its 8th edition. His most recent book is The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 published by Oxford University Press.

Listen to my interview with Mark Steinberg on his St. Petersburg Fin de Siecle on the New Books Network.

Music:

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Coma Girl,” Streetcore, 2003.