Expert on Modern Russia to Present Talk

by LA Daily Post on September 9th, 2013

Los Alamos is familiar with frontiers. It is well known for crossing frontiers in science. On the opposite side of the world, Russia is also noted for crossing frontiers and the challenges that entails.

At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mesa Public Library, Russian frontiers will be brought a little closer to Los Alamos. Dr. Erika Monahan, an associate professor at the University of New Mexico will present the talk, “People, Politics and Prospects in the Post-Soviet Peripheries,” which is part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture series.

During her talk, Monahan will discuss the borderlands in the post-Soviet Union from issues of economic development and migration to security and energy politics. Monahan also will take on the Soviet and imperial Russia legacies.

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