Russia Direct releases new project on the shared history of U.S. and Russia
In an attempt to alleviate increasing tensions between Moscow and Washington, Russia Direct has launched a special project, “U.S.-Russia Shared Frontiers,” a publication dedicated to the two nations’ common historical legacy and its impact on their bilateral relations.
This first edition of “U.S.-Russia Shared Frontiers” focuses on Russia’s impact on California. The content, written by journalists, historians, academics and experts from the U.S. and Russia, includes stories about Russians in the early days of Hollywood, Russian and American joint efforts on environmental conservation in the Pacific, Russians working in Silicon Valley and exchange programs between Russian and American students — particularly the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum.
The publication also highlights Fort Ross and the role it played in early California. The fort is the topic of our cover story, and the publication features a wide-ranging interview with Fort Ross Conservancy CEO Sarah Sweedler. The next issues will cover the shared history of the U.S. and Russia in Alaska (to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its purchase in 2017), Hawaii and the East Coast.
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