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Cultural Thursday: Observations as a student in Russia

Central Lakes College’s Cultural Thursday program presents “Observations as a Student in Russia” at noon on Thursday, April 4 in the Chalberg Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

During the summer of 2017, presenter Meg Foster studied abroad for nine weeks in Moscow, interviewing scientists for her research on “Soviet Space Race Propaganda: The Role of Women in Space and Science.”

Foster is a senior studying astrophysics and physics at the University of Minnesota. She was in Russia with 10 other UMN students, but independently arranged the study abroad program trip.

“We [the University of Minnesota students on the program] didn’t all live together, nor were our projects related,” she said. “Unless I had an interview scheduled for the day, I spent my time traveling and exploring the city. I fell in love with their metro system, enjoyed visiting markets, malls and museums. I learned where to grocery shop, how to get around, and in the process, learned a dash of Russia’s rich history and culture. I took lots of notes and loved observing. In my presentation, I will share my experiences in Russia, share some stories and pictures, and hopefully give people a taste of Russia!”

For more information about this presentation or the Cultural Thursday Series, please contact the series coordinator Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez, at 218-855-8183.

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