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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 Russian Mafia

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Guest: 

Mark Galeotti is a senior non-resident fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague and an expert and prolific author on transnational crime and the Russian security services. He runs in the In Moscow’s Shadows blog and is the author of several books. His new book is The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia published by Yale University Press.

Music:

The Clash, “Police and Thieves,” The Clash, 1977.