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Tracing the Red Thread to Russia with Ambassador John Beyrle

29:39March 4, 2024

Jill Dougherty sits down with former US Ambassador to Russia and Bulgaria John R. Beyrle to discuss their shared foundational experiences in Soviet Russia, including as US exchange students in then-Leningrad and later as American National Exhibition guides, and how they still inform their work in journalism and diplomacy today. 

Kennan Institute

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