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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.

Perestroika and Punk Rock

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Guest:

Vladimir Kozlov is an novelist and filmmaker. He’s written over a dozen fiction and non-fiction books and the winner of the Made in Russia award for literature in 2013 and nominated for GQ Russia’s Writer of the Year in 2011 and 2012. His most recent books translated into English are USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid and 1987 and Other Stories. He’s also the director of several films, including Traces in the Snow, a groundbreaking documentary about the influential Siberian punk rock movement of the 1980s. You can watch his films on his YouTube channel.

Music:

Yanka Dyagileva, “Na chernyi den’,” Deklassirovannym elementam, 1988.