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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.

Soviet Atheism

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Guest:

Victoria Smolkin is an Associate Professor of History at Wesleyan University where she specializes in atheism and religion in the Soviet Union, religious politics and secularism, and the Soviet space program. She’s the author of A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism published by Princeton University Press.

Music:

Christian Death, “Song of Songs,” The Scriptures, 1987