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Astronaut in space; detail from The Spaceman film poster.

US Premiere of The Spacewalker

AU's Carmel Institute co-hosts screening of new Russian film to mark International Day of Cosmonautics.

Students and professors pose for a group photo outside a house.

East Meets West in Gettysburg

Students discuss differences between perceptions and realities of the US, Russia, and other nations.

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Mariinsky Theatre

A cultural exhibit based on materials from the United States' Library of Congress, entitled Russian Influences on Music and Dance in America, was previewed for the first time at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Learn more.

Memorial Library

A generous donation from the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History at American University funds the Richard Stites Memorial Library at the St. Petersburg Campus of the Higher School of Economics. Learn more.