the Cambridge Russian Society have organized the following talk that may
be of interest to you.
*** Professor DEREK OFFORD ***
(who will be coming especially from Bristol)
will talk (in English) about:
"JOURNEYS TO A GRAVEYARD:
Russian travellers' impressions of the West"
(note the change of topic)
WHEN: Monday, 3rd April, 7:30pm
WHERE: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Rd, Cambridge
Based on Prof. Derek Offord's most recent book (published in January 2006
WHAT ABOUT: What did Russian travellers see in the West (in the 18th-19th
centuries)? What did they think of it? The talk will focus on the theme of
Russia and the West in Russian thought. How was the Russian sense of
identity being formed, during the period when Russia was becoming a major
Come and find out!