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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.

Decolonization and Development in Soviet Tajikistan

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Guest:

Artemy Kalinovsky is a Senior Lecturer in East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam where he specializes in the history of modern Russia, Central Asia and the Cold War. He’s the author of A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan published by Harvard University Press. His most recent book is The Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan published by Cornell University Press.

Listen to my interview with Artemy on his book A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Music:

Man’s Best Friend, “Attack Russia,” The New Human is Illegal, 2004.