Interviewed about contemporary Russian politics, UCLA Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman says that economic modernization has already created classes of people impatient with Putin's paternalistic regime. These groups are not just in the big cities; discontent with the state's failure to deliver basic services is also palpable in the provinces.
Historians Sarah Davies and James Harris spoke about their recent research in Stalin’s personal archive, discussing how the Soviet dictator used words and the way in which he processed incoming information, respectively.
A public lecture by Yevgenia Albats, Editor-in-Chief, The New Times (Novoye Vremya).
Scholarship recipient shares story of her experience in Russia.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union, the UCLA Center for European and Eurasia Studies is bringing together international experts to discuss the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that have taken place in Russia and its successor states over the past two decades.
UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Thursday, June 2, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Royce 314
Drawing on memoirs, personal interviews and other sources, Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman, who first traveled to Russia in 1988, has written a sweeping study that covers roughly the period he's spent watching the country. Instead of pondering Russia's dark side or its "soul," Treisman in "The Return: Russia's Journey From Gorbachev to Medvedev" looks at Russia as a typical, though important, country facing everyday 21st-century social, political and economic challenges.
A book talk with author Robert Edelman (UC San Diego, History) and discussant Andrei Markovits (University of Michigan, Political Science)
A book talk with author Emil Draitser (CUNY, Hunter College, Russian Division)
The Summer High School Language Program is geared toward students who speak one of the offered languages at home and want to improve their writing and reading skills.
Meeting with Iryna Orlova and Anatoliy Mamalyga, the Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Russian Folk orchestra's professional directors and arrangers.
The Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Russian Folk Orchestra was organized to perpetuate a unique style of music recognized and loved world wide. Formed in 1995 as a California nonprofit public benefit corporation for the study and performance of music written and arranged for traditional Russian folk instruments such as the balalaika, domra, bayan, and gusli. The Los Angeles' Orchestra's goal and purpose is to educate the public through instruction, performance, and research.
Difficult geography, limited communication and a collapsed music industry mean that many Russian bands and artists are limited to their local scene. But Professor David MacFadyen's website, "Far From Moscow," has given them a way to escape their isolation.
What Do They Teach at School?
June 4, 2010. See the program and watch the films on line.
Meeting with Iryna Orlova and Anatoliy Mamalyga, the Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Russian Folk orchestra's professional directors and arrangers, who are both graduates of the famed Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music formerly known as the Kiev State (Tchaikovsky) Conservatory.
A public lecture by Ivan Szelenyi, Yale University, Sociology.
A public lecture by Anne Nivat, Award-Winning Paris-Based Freelance War Reporter and Writer.
A book talk with author Vladislav Zubok (Temple University, History) and discussant Alexei Yurchak (UC Berkeley, Anthropology).
More than 400 students took advantage of L.A.'s linguistic diversity this summer by signing up for Language Intensives in L.A., organized by the Center for World Languages and Summer Sessions.
June 7, 2009 performance by UCLA students in Dr. Anna Kudyma's Russian 103 (Russian for Native and Near-native Speakers) of Aleksandr Pushkin's The Little Tragedies, with intermediary scenes by Maia Boudzinskaia.
A book talk with author EMIL DRAITSER, CUNY Hunter College, Russian Division, and discussant DAVID MYERS, UCLA, History
A book talk with author ROBERT CREWS, Stanford University, History, and discussant ADRIENNE EDGAR, UC Santa Barbara, History
A public lecture by JOCHEN HELLBECK, Rutgers University, History
On April 28, 2009 Alfred Kokh and Igor Svinarenko visited a UCLA Russian Flagship class to discuss their book, (A Crate of Vodka: An Insider View on the 20 Years that Shaped Modern Russia, translated by Antonina W. Bouis, Enigma Books).
CEES congratulates Professor Goldovskaya for receiving the 2008 Scolarship and Preservation Award from the International Documentary Association!
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