How far away is Russia? Sometimes, when Russian bombers test Alaska military defenses, it seems very close. But in the 1990s, it was even closer, as Alaskans and Siberians formed warm cultural and business relationships across the border. In the 1990’s Alaskans and Russians built strong ties across the Bering Sea between our two countries. David Ramseur’s new book, Melting the Ice Curtain, recounts that history.
HOST: Charles Wohlforth
- David Ramseur, author of Melting the Ice Curtain
- Nil Andreassen, executive director, Institute of the North
- “Melting the Ice Curtain” from the University of Chicago Press Books
- “Melting the Ice Curtain: islands on the Russia/US border” from Geographical magazine
- The US and Russia Face to Face as Ice Curtain Melts, from Yale University
- Guest blogger, David Ramseur, on 49 Writers.org
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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 03, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Alaska time)
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