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Call for applications: MA degree programs in Russian Studies, European University at St.Petersburg (Russia, Fall 2016)

Dear colleagues! 

Please share the information about our international Master's degree programs in different aspects of Russian Studies with your students.

European University at St. Petersburg (Russia) is calling out to students interested in Russian Studies to join one of our international Master's degree programs in Russian and Eurasian Studies, Energy Politics in Eurasia, or Russian Cultural History and the Arts.

EUSP means:

Article on OSU's "Origins" - Eating at You: Food and Chernobyl, by Kate Brown

Food was a major element of daily life in the Soviet Union, one that brought many Soviet citizens into intimate contact with the natural world on a daily basis.  However, the Chernobyl meltdown 30 year ago radically changed the nature of this relationship in Ukraine and Belarus, rending much of the region’s food supply poisonous.  Soviet historian Kate Brown, drawing on her personal experiences in and around Pripyat, shows that the legacy of the meltdown continues to cause ecological and food-supply problems and underlines t