Dr. Igor Krasnov will be speaking about Russian culture and the history of rock ‘n’ roll both during and after the Soviet Union. This is a story that perhaps begins with the Beatles, who influenced a generation of English-learners in the Soviet Union (including our speaker), young would-be rebels who wanted to learn English just to learn what John Lennon and Paul McCartney were singing about! It’s been a long, strange trip ever since. Join us at 5:30 pm with no-host bar! Presentation is at the Olympia Country and Golf Club in the Rainier Room – free and open to the public!.
Dr. Krasnov teaches English and Intercultural Communication at Petrozavodsk State University in Russia and is a second-time Fulbright grantee. He did his research on Multicultural Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and received his degree from Karelian State Pedagogical Academy. Dr. Krasnov is also a professional translator and amateur musician, having played drums and guitar in different bands in Russia. Currently, Dr. Krasnov is the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Saint Martin’s University.
Dr. Krasnov is teaching an academic class, “Russian Culture: Before and After the Iron Curtain” at Senior Services for South Sound, Olympia Senior Center, May 8-June 5. For more information about the class and registration, click here.