A Literary Evening with Masha Gessen

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Friday, December 8th 6:30 pm Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art 652 Broadway, Floor 2 New York, NY 10012 Masha Gessen, a Russian-American writer, journalist, activist and the recent winner of the National Book Award, will discuss her prized book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. A book signing with Masha will follow the event. In addition to the food …

Intersection of Jewish and Queer Identities in the USSR & Today

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On Wednesday, November 8th, join RUSA and CBST for an evening with professor Galina Zelenina of Russian State University for Humanities in Moscow, scholar-in-residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. This is even will be in Russian with simultaneous translation to English. The treatment of Jews and homosexuals in Soviet and post-Soviet culture have similarities and differences: queer prose …