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.
A lecture by Mykola Riabchuk, National Endowment for Democracy, Reagan-Fascell Fellow
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.
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.
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.
A public lecture by DAVID LANE, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
A talk by Mykola Riabchuk.