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Crimea talk set for July 9 at Belfast Free Library

Jul 01, 2019
Tatyana Bukharina

Belfast — Crimean native Tatyana Bukharina will speak about “Crimea: the History, the Culture and the Return to Russia,” at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, the talk is free and open to all.

Bukharina lives in Yalta. She graduated from university with a degree as an English teacher and interpreter and has worked extensively as an interpreter and guide in the tourism industry.

Bukharina has been very involved in the work of citizen diplomacy, welcoming and meeting visitors from other countries, including the U.S., to advance peace and mutual understanding. In 2015, she helped establish a non-governmental organization that united local groups through history and culture to promote Crimean history and heritage.

Since the Crimea-wide referendum to return to Russia in 2014, her mission has been to become involved in citizen and public diplomacy projects with American and British colleagues.

At the program, Bukharina will show a short video about Crimea and make a presentation about the history of Crimea from Catherine The Great to the present day, explaining the coup in Ukraine that led to Crimea returning to Russia and the U.S. imposed sanctions on the people of Crimea.

For more information, call 207-338-3884, ext. 10.


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