German-Russian conference scheduled at CSU |

German-Russian conference scheduled at CSU

FORT COLLINS – The International Center for German-Russian studies at Colorado State University will host Russian Provincial officials and Saratov State University academicians for its inaugural conference, “German-Russian History and Culture: From Russia to the American Plains” at Colorado State University later this month.

The conference is scheduled June 26-27 with June 27 activities open to the public.

Boris Rakitin will head the six member Russian delegation. He is director of international affairs at Saratov State University. Other members of the delegation include Arkady German, history; Oleg Tregubov, provincial archives director; Natalia Shirova, GASO archive director; Ivan Komarov, director of archives at Engels and Elena Sofinskaya, Information News Sector, Saratov Regional Media Complex.

June 26 will be an academic symposium for invited participants from Russian and U.S. universities. June 27 events will include presentations on the history and culture of German-Russian settlements in Russia, North Dakota and Colorado.

A conference agenda and registration forms are on the Center’s website at Individuals interested in attending the conference should register by June 19.

For more information about the International Center for German-Russian Studies or the university partnership, contact Alex Kuraev-Maxah at (970) 491-0959 or e-mail

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