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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.

Conspiracy Theories in Russia

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Guest:

Ilya Yablokov is a lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds where he specializes in Russian media and international broadcasting, Russian politics, conspiracy theories, and nation-building in the post-Soviet space. He’s the author of Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the Post-Soviet World published by Polity.

Music:

Garbage, “I Think I’m Paranoid,” Version 2.0, 1998.