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In my 11th and latest "Reconsidering Russia" podcast, I interview celebrated journalist Vladimir Pozner.

In this wide-ranging interview, Mr. Pozner discusses his life and career. It encompasses discussions of Mr. Pozner's parents' activities in the French Resistance in World War II, the Pozner family's emigration to the USSR, the Khrushchev Thaw, the reaction of Soviet society to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Mikhail Gorbachev's glasnost and perestroika, space bridges between American and Soviet societies, the Yeltsin years, the current state of US-Russian relations, and Russian society today.

This interview also includes lengthy discussions of Mr. Pozner's prolific journalistic career of over 50 years, including his work presenting the "Soviet side" of the story on Ted Koppel's Nightline and other programs, his partnership with Phil Donahue, his television career in contemporary Russia, and depictions of Russia in the American press today. #Russia #FormerSovietUnion
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My tenth and latest Reconsidering Russia podcast features Dr. Ellendea Proffer Teasley, author, translator, publisher of Russian literature, and co-founder of Ardis Publishers.

In this podcast, Dr. Proffer Teasley discusses her new book "Brodsky Among Us" (Academic Studies Press, 2017). The book was a bestseller in Russia and was just published in its original English language edition in April. She also discusses her late husband Carl Proffer, the founding of Ardis Publishers, the origin of the Ardis name, and her personal experiences with Russian literary giants Joseph Brodsky, Vladimir Nabokov, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Elena Bulgakova, and Lily Brik, among others. #Russia #FormerSovietUnion #RussianLiterature #Brodsky #Nabokov
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My ninth Reconsidering Russia podcast featuring Paul Finlay Robinson, professor of Russian and military history at the University of Ottawa.

In this podcast, Dr. Robinson discusses US-Russian relations, Canadian-Russian relations, Boris Johnson, Aleksei Navalny, Russian conservatism, Russian Eurasianism, Russian Orientalism, avant-garde Soviet science fiction, and the origin of the name of his blog "Irrussianality." Enjoy! #Russia #FormerSovietUnion
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My podcast with Siranush Galstyan, lecturer at the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema and the author of the book "Cinema of Armenia" (Mazda, 2016). #Armenia #Georgia #Caucasus #Russia #FormerSovietUnion #film #cinema #sovietcinema #russiancinema
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Excellent video debunking negative stereotypes about #Russia and the #Russians. If you think that you're not getting the full picture of Russia in the Western press, then watch this!
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Excellent speech by Ambassador Jack Matlock on #US - #Russia relations and international security in #Yerevan, #Armenia.
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My podcast with Eddie Aronoff, the producer and impresario behind the Stage Russia project. #Russia #theatre #Chekhov #Pushkin #Tolstoy #Bulgakov #Erdman #FormerSovietUnion
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My analysis on Tengiz Abuladze's "Repentance" (1984-87) for the blog of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University. Abuladze's film is an anti-Stalinist classic, a work so fantastic, absurd, dark, and subversive that it was ultimately banned in the Soviet Union, perhaps fittingly, in the year 1984. It was later rehabilitated under the government of Mikhail Gorbachev and served as cultural flagship for glasnost. #Georgia #Russia #Caucasus
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My podcast with Fred Weir, Moscow Correspondent at The Christian Science Monitor. #Russia #USA #Ukraine #Armenia #Azerbaijan #NagornoKarabakh #Caucasus #FormerSovietUnion
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