The fall of Soviet Communism in the early 1990s catapulted Russia into a new social order. Marina Forbes establishes a link between Russia's rich cultural heritage and the lives of Russians today. The "new rich," the evolving role of women, the revival of the Orthodox Church, humor, family life, entertainment, and the emphasis on consumerism are all examined as she brings personal experience and research to bear in this fascinating look at contemporary Russian life.
PROGRAM IS PRECEDED BY A POTLUCK BREAKFAST BEGINNING AT 9:00 a.m.
Funded project of the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The New Hampshire Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.