A Deeper Look at Recent Russian History
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâm Rob Lorei. Coming up today weâre going to get some background on whatâs happening in Russia. Weâll put some of the recent headlines in context with a leading American scholar of Russia.
President Barack Obama's decision to pull out of a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month is yet another milestone in the steady decline in relations between the two countries. President Obama canceled a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. The move follows Russia's decision to grant asylum to former U.S. contractor Edward Snowden.
Our guest on the first part of todayâs program is Paul Josephson. He received his PHd from MIT and heâs a professor of Russian and Soviet history at Colby College in Maine. Heâs written several books including An Environmental History of Russia (Cambridge, 2013) and The Conquest of the Russian Arctic (Harvard, forthcoming, 2014). Heâs also a frequent visitor to Russia. In full disclosure- Paul and I were dorm-matesâyears ago when we were undergradsâ¦.comments powered by Disqus