7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick , Maine 04011
The Russians have had official representation in Washington, D. C. from four distinct governments: Imperial Russian, 1917 Provisional Government, the Soviet Union and now the new Russia of Vladimir Putin. Russia has sent us spies and seducers, moles and maestros, artists and ambassadors, rogues and royals. This tour of the current Russian presence will include the Russian embassy, Marjorie Post’s Hillwood estate, the State Department at Foggy Bottom, the CIA, K Street lobbyists, Capitol Hill and the new Trump White House. The Russian presence in our nation’s capitol is longstanding, but never so blatant.
ROBERT C. WILLIAMS is Vail Professor of History and Dean of Faculty Emeritus at Davidson College in North Carolina. He has taught Russian history at Bates, Davidson and Williams Colleges as well as Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of fifteen books and worked in Washington, D.C. in 1976-7 as one of the first fellows at the George F. Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is the current editor of the MSC newsletter, The Inquirer.