The Geopolitics of Russia, Ukraine, and Crimea

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October 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Join us for an overview of the geopolitics and history of Russia, Ukraine and Crimea. As Ukraine grew from a wealthy Slavic trading city on the shores of the Dnieper River, it gave rise to Russia from the beginnings of a Kievan-Rus state. Virtually land-locked during the winters, Russia needed access to a warm water port for trade. At the same time, its location on the Great Eurasian Plain made it subject to land invasion from both the east and the west.

Professor Colleen Kelly will explain how access to trade and vulnerability to attack shaped Russia’s history.

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Colleen Kelly, Ph.D. is a retired teacher of Asian, International Studies and Comparative Education, who taught in Fairfield, Connecticut. She was a Pier Fellow at Yale University on both Asian and International Studies. Colleen has lectured widely on India, China, Russia and the Middle East.

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Date:
October 22, 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003