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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 Banya is Everything

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Guest:

Bryon MacWilliams is a journalist, essayist, poet and translator. His writings have appeared in publications big and small, including: The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature, The Literary Review, and B O D Y. His book, The Girl in a Haystack, a true-life Holocaust story from Ukraine, is forthcoming in the fall of 2018 from Serving House Books. He is seeking a publisher for his translation of the memoirs of Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky. His memoir With Light Steam: A Personal Journey through the Russian Baths was published by Northern Illinois University Press.

Music:

The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Fall,” Darklands, 1987.