Category Archives: Essays

Coming Out Stories in the Baltics

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Rainbow crosswalk in the front of the Lithuanian Gay League’s office (Vilnius, Lithuania) By Dante Rossi Note:  Using an Undergraduate Summer Scholarship (USS) and a Travel Grant from the Havighurst Center, Miami student Dante Rossi conducted research on the LGBT+ … Continue reading

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Just a Game: Sport as a Matter of Pride in Legend No. 17 and Miracle

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By August Hagemann On Tuesday, September 4th, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies kicked off its fall film series “Truth, Power, and Sport” with Legend No. 17.  This 2013 Russian blockbuster tells the story of the star … Continue reading

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Travels in Russian Tukestan

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By Zinaida Osipova A Travers le Turkestan Russe (1902) is an illustrated book by a French photographer and traveler, Hugues Krafft (1853-1935). Inheriting his parents’ fortune in 1877 allowed him to embark on a world tour in 1881. Krafft, influenced … Continue reading

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Havighurst Center kicks off fall lecture series on Russian Propaganda Then and Now

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By Emily Erdmann On August 29, many students joined faculty to watch Miami’s own introduce the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies’ lecture series on “Truth and Power,” a complement to Miami’s Humanities Center lecture series on “Truth and … Continue reading

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Impressions of Bulgaria

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By Nathan Groot In writing this retrospective, I want to make clear and acknowledge that any observations I make about Bulgaria or Bulgarian culture come from an extremely limited experience of only ten days in a small area of Sofia. … Continue reading

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Visions of Lithuania

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By Yasha Shatalov This summer I had the opportunity to study Russian language at Vilnius University in Old Town Vilnius, Lithuania. A large part of my ability to take part in this study abroad was due to the incredible generosity … Continue reading

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