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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.

Social-Economic Life in the Donbas

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Guest:

Brian Milakovsky works a consultant for international projects on economic recovery in the Donbas and writes about the economy of that region for outlets such as the Kennan Institute, the National Interest and OpenDemocracy Russia. He has been working in Ukraine and Russia since 2009 on ecological and development issues. His most recent article is “On the Edge: War and Industrial Crisis in Luhansk Oblast.”

Listen to past interviews with Brian Milakovsky on internally displaced persons and the Donbas.

You can listen the Russia Guy podcast I mention on Zakharchenko’s assassination.

Music:

Public Enemy, “Raw Shit,” Rebirth of a Nation, 2005.