Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Lecture An Odyssey in Two Worlds: George the Bulgarian

Thu, April 3, 2008 | Garrison 0.128

3:30 PM

George Andreytchine, frequently referred to as “George,” was a prominent Bulgarian journalist, diplomat and public figure in the early 20th century. After his disappearance in 1949, nothing more was heard of him and his name and life-achievements remained almost unknown to the general Bulgarian public more than five decades after his death.

The recently published book An Odyssey in Two Worlds: George the Bulgarian and Soviet-American Relations during the First half of the 20th Century, by Dr. Jordan Baev and Dr. Kostadin Grozev, explores some newly declassified archival materials which give us a unique opportunity to reconstruct a few very dramatic and crucial episodes of the history of the United States, Soviet Russia and Bulgaria in the first half of the 20th century and to trace there some of the ideological and psychological roots and premises of the global bi-polar confrontation in the second half of the century know as the Cold War Era.

Sponsored by: CREEES, Department of History

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