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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Global Experience: Multiculturalism in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Vilnius.  Photo by Author. By August Hagemann This past summer, I had the opportunity to be in Vilnius, Lithuania during Statehood Day celebrations.  This holiday commemorates the crowning of King Mindaugas on July 6th 1253, as the first and only … Continue reading

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Gabba Gabba Hoosier, Rocket to Richmond: Soviet Citizens in Indiana

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Two Richmond Pal-Item headlines from 1989. By Evan Ash This is the third in the “Pulling Back The Iron Curtain” series of blog posts from Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies that document and offer reflection on … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary, Tovarishch: Richmond Youngsters in Russia

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Article from 1989 in the Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) By Evan R. Ash This is the second in the “Pulling Back The Iron Curtain” series of blog posts from Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies that document and offer reflection … Continue reading

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Populism: East European Developments from a Global Perspective

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Victor Orban and Vladimir Putin, 2014.  Wikimedia Commons By Silas Birdsell Populism is an increasingly important aspect of domestic and international politics across the world. One region where populism is most deeply entrenched is Eastern Europe. Populist parties are the … Continue reading

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Pulling Back the Iron Curtain: Re-examining Richmond and Serpukhov

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Panorama of 19th Century Serpukhov.  Source:  Wikimedia Commons. By Evan Ash This is the first in a series of blog posts from Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies that document and offer reflection on Richmond, Indiana’s Sister … Continue reading

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