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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 Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution

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Guest:

Lesley Chamberlain is a novelist and historian of ideas who writes about Russian history and culture. She’s the author of Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia and Lenin’s Private War: The Voyage of the Philosophy Steamer and the Exile of the Intelligentsia. Her new book is The Arc of Utopia: The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution published by Reaktion Books.

Music:

Skinny Puppy, “Love,” Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse, 1986.