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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.

Stories Along the Trans-Siberian

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A few months ago, I was contacted by Marina Dmukhovskaya about her podcast project Mesto47. In 2019, she and Georg Wallner hopped on the Trans-Siberian Railway and rode from Moscow to Vladivostok. Along the way, they chronicled people’s stories. In this episode, I talk with Marina and Georg about Mesto47, their experience travelling across Russia, and the many people they encountered. We also listen to one of their episodes, “The Rapper.”

Music:

Broke For Free, “Night Owl,” Directionless EP.