Book Review of LENIN

Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen Special to The Post and Courier, Dec 31, 2017 Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror is one of the major biographies in English about Lenin in the last two decades. Through masterful storytelling, it casts new light on…

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Study Abroad 2017 — My Reflections

OUR ENCOUNTER ON THE OVERNIGHT TRAIN with Boris reminded me of when I lived in the Soviet Union and my experience going through the chaos in Russia during the 1990s. It is a different country now, and it continues to change each year when I visit. I love taking students to my home country, particularly because I…

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Russia Study Abroad Bridges the Cultural Divide

AS WE BOARDED THE OVERNIGHT TRAIN FROM MOSCOW and entered our compartment, I introduced my students to the elderly Russian man who was already seated. To my surprise, he looked away and said brashly, “I don’t talk to enemies.” Since 2011, I have taken College of Charleston students for a Maymester abroad, but this was…

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