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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.

William C. Bullitt in the USSR

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Guest:

Alexander Etkind is the Mikhail M. Bakhtin Professor of History of Russia-Europe Relations at the European University Institute and the editor, author and co-author of an eclectic list of books, including Warped Mourning: Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied; Internal Colonization: Russia’s Imperial Experience; and Eros of the Impossible: The History of Psychoanalysis in Russia. His most recent book is Roads not Taken: An Intellectual Biography of William C. Bullitt published by Pittsburgh University Press.

Read my review of Roads Not Taken in Bookforum.

Music: 

Bauhaus, “The Man With the X-Ray Eyes,” Mask, 1981