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Voices from Russia: Celebrating All Things Volga-German
Saturday, May 22 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFREE
The Russian – American Business & Culture Council (RABCC) and The Museum of Russian Art invite you to join us for Voices from Russia: Celebrating All Things Volga-German, an introduction to the history and cultural manifestations of the Germanic settlers in the Russian empire and their descendants.
Saturday, May 22 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT
This program will be presented via Zoom webinar. | FREE | Please register in advance.
Dr. Brent Mai, Dean of the Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
Sam Brungardt, a renowned expert on Volga-German foodways, St. Paul, Minnesota
Dr. Brent Mai is an expert on the history and culture of the Volga-Germans. Dr. Mai, a descendant of Volga-Germans whose forebearers tamed both the Russian Steppe and the Kansas prairie, is a scholar of the socio-economic movement patterns of the approximately 6 million Volga-Germans that can now be found throughout the world. Dr. Mai has spoken extensively about the struggles and triumphs of the Volga-German diaspora to audiences across the globe and leads tours to those wanting to visit the Volga-German homeland along Russia’s mighty Volga River.
Dr. Mai will be joined by Sam Brungardt, another Kansas native who currently lives in St. Paul. Mr. Brungardt is a renowned expert on Volga-German cuisine with many publications to his credit. He will share a variety of delicacies from the unique cross-cultural community that is the Volga-Germans.