Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Artemyi Troitsky, Journalist; Visitng Professor, Moscow State University and Russia's National University of Management in the Performing Arts Division discusses the role of Rock n Roll in Russia during significant periods of Russian history
Global Security, Climate Change, and the Arctic Implications of an Open Northwest Passage
A symposium at the University of Illinois
Stephen Kotkin, Ph.D., Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History; Professor of History and International Affairs; Director, Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies, Princeton University
Alexei Novikov, Office Head, Standard and Poor's, Moscow, Russia
Scholars, East Europeans reveal the mixed emotions surrounding the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Foreign News Commentator, Swedish Television, Aktuellt News Program
Stig Fredrikson was a young Swedish reporter in Moscow when he met Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the 1970 Nobel Laureate for Literature. Their association reads like a spy novel, with secret meetings, dead drops and disguises. The relationship became more complicated when Fredrikson began smuggling Solzhenitsyn's manuscripts out of the Soviet Union. Fredrickson is the author of Alexander's Courier: A Journalist's Life in the Shadow of the Cold War (2004).
Hosted by: Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
In conjunction with: College of Media, Department of History, Department of Political Science, European Union Center, Program in Comparative and World Literature, Scandinavian Program, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Spurlock Museum
Andranik Migranyan, Director of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, Moscow, Russia
Eugene K. Lawson, Ph.D., Founder and President (Ret.), United States-Russia Business Council, Washington, D.C.
In this episode of Illinois International, moderator Nicole Tami is joined by journalist Stig Fredrikson to discuss his time as a correspondent in the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and his relationship with Nobel laureate Aleksander Solzhenitsyn.