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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.

The Stalin Constitution

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Guest:

Samantha Lomb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at Vyatka State University in Kirov, Russia. Her article “Personal and Political: A Microhistory of the “Red Column” Collective Farm, 1935-36,” was published 2016 in The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies. She is currently working on a book examining daily life on the collective farms and the day-to-day relationships between collective farmers and local officials. Her new book Stalin’s Constitution: Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution published by Routledge.

Music:

The Clash, “Spanish Bombs,” London Calling, 1979.