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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.

Smoking Under the Tsars

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Guest:

Tricia Starks is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas where she teaches and researches the intersection of culture and public health in the Russian and Soviet context. She’s the author of The Body Soviet: Hygiene, Propaganda, and the Revolutionary State published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2008. Her new book is Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia published by Cornell University Press.

Music:

Dramarama, “Last Cigarette,” Stuck in Wonderamaland, 1989.