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The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Its Legacy a Century Later

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Museum of Russian Art, in collaboration with St. John’s University, is pleased to invite you to The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Its Legacy a Century Later

Join SJU President, Michael Hemesath, University Chair of Critical Thinking, Professor Nick Hayes, and Director of The Museum of Russian Art, Vladimir von Tsurikov for an in-depth conversation on the legacy of the Russia Revolution moderated by MPR’s Gary Eichten. Together they will examine what we have learned about politics, economics and history in light of the Soviet experiment.

6-7:30 p.m. Social
7:30-8:30 p.m. Presentation

Tickets – $35

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres will be served and cash bar is available.


***Ticketing for this event will go through St. John’s University – please click below to buy tickets***


Dr. Michael Hemesath ’81 has served as President of Saint John’s University since 2012. He received master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Harvard University, taught international economics courses at Carleton College and directed study abroad programs in Russia and Ukraine.

Dr. Nick Hayes ’69 holds the Saint John’s University Chair of Critical Thinking. He’s an author and frequent contributor to MPR, MinnPost and other publications. His awards include an Emmy for the 1991 public television special “Television and Democracy in Russia.”

Vladimir von Tsurikov is the Director and President of the Museum of Russian Art. He has published numerous articles, and speaks regularly at conferences both in the US and Russia; most recently, he released a study of Russian émigré cemeteries in the U.S. He currently chairs the newly founded Russian-American Business and Culture Council.

Gary Eichten ’69 wore many hats during his 40-plus-year career at MPR, including news director, special events producer and station manager. He began his career at MPR as a student announcer at KSJR (MPR’s first station) broadcasting out of Saint John’s University. He retired in 2012.


Monday, March 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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