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Russia

From Peter the Great to Putin

Moderators: Jim Harvey, Paul Cameron

Details

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this seminar is to increase our understanding and appreciation of Russian history and culture so that we can better understand their point of view.

DESCRIPTION:

Russia has a greater area than any other country in the world. It has considerable resources, both material and human. It is little wonder that Russia is a major player on the world stage and that they have, a number of times, threatened conflict with the United States. If our country is to avoid disastrous conflict it will need citizens who have a reasonable level of understanding of Russian history and culture. This seminar will, we hope, provide that understanding.

ROLE OF PARTICIPANTS: Participants will be expected to give a presentation of 30-40 minutes, answer questions, and lead a short discussion on their topic. In addition, they will be asked to read relevant material suggested by the moderators.
RESOURCES:

The moderators will provide a list of recommended publications and other resources

ABOUT THE MODERATOR: Jim Harvey has led many seminars on a variety of topics, including a number that dealt with other cultures. Paul Cameron is a retired physician who joined FCLIR a couple years ago because he enjoys learning.