"Russa: Then and Now," will be discussed by Gordon McQuere, professor, music, at the Brown Bag International Lecture at noon, Wednesday, March 26 at the International House, Washburn University. The event is open to the public. The international programs office sponsors the series.
Over the past 70 years of Soviet rule, the last half were marked by a kind of brittle stasis, which certainly left an indelible mark. Yet in many respects, today's Russia is a completely different place from the Russia of the Cold War era. McQuere has had the privilege of spending extended time in Russia, first in 1982 for a full academic semester, and last fall for one month of language study. This discussion will explore the fascinating ways in which the Russia of today is similar to and different from the Russia of the late Soviet era.
International programs, 785-670-1051
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153