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Pavel Palazhchenko: Negotiations Ending the Cold War

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Pavel Palazhchenko was chief high-level English interpreter to former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and Soviet foreign minister, Eduard Shevardnadze from 1985-1991. Palazhchenko currently serves as the Head of Press and International Affairs Expert at the Gorbachev Foundation (The... Read More »

Natalia Mironova: Concert of Russian and Italian Opera (March 27, 2019)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Performance of favorite arias from Italian and Russian operas by Natalia Mironova, Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation from the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia. Accompanied by Inara Zandmane (UNC Greensboro) on Piano.     

Dr. Nicolai Petro: The Tragedy of Ukraine

Friday, April 12, 2019
What are the origins of the conflict within Ukraine? Why did it erupt into violence in 2014? What are Russia's strategic objectives, and why have the Minsk Accords failed? Professor Nicolai Petro, who spent much of 2013 and 2014 in Odessa as a Fulbright Scholar, suggests that the conflict in... Read More »

Contemporary Russian Through Documentary Film

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Russian language and culture in documentary films on Putin, Yeltsin, and other cultural and political figures. These materials include extensive glossaries, cultural notes, and computer-graded reading comprehension questions. Recommended for intermediate and advanced students. http://www.seelrc.... Read More »

Kazakh and Chechen Grammar

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Zura Dotton and John Doyle Wagner conduct thorough studies of Kazakh and Chechen language use, morphophonemics, and syntax. These grammars also reflect recent orthographic changes to Kazakh. Kazakh Grammar Chechen Grammar All grammars

Video/Lecture: "Dealing with Russia: Advice to the Next President"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Lecture by Ambassador Jack F. Matlock

Wymysorys Grammar

Friday, April 1, 2016
A descriptive grammar of contemporary spoken Wymysorys in Wilamowice.

Columbia University's Harriman Institute Interviews Dr. Jack Matlock

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Columbia University's Harriman Institute interviews Ambassador Jack F. Matlock as part of their series "Conversations with Diplomats" Click Here to view the Interview 

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