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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.

Boris Savinkov and Russian Terrorism

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Guest:

Irina Meier is a lecturer in Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on the development of Russian terrorism from the second half of the 19th through the 21st centuries and the birth of the modern terrorist in the Russian revolutionary period. In her work, she explores the philosophical contexts in which terrorism exists today, traces the development of terrorists’ self-representation, and examines Russian terrorism from the angle of cultural studies. Her dissertation is titled “Evil men have no songs: The terrorist and littératuer Boris Savinkov, 1879-1925.”

Music:

Rage Against the Machine, “Calm like a Bomb,” The Battle of Los Angeles, 2003.