Russia: Stranger than Fiction

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
328 Milbank Hall (Barnard College)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Barnard Slavic Department for a conversation with Yelena Yakovich, documentary film director, and Marina Adamovich, editor-in-chief of The New Review, following the Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York, October 19–21, 2018. RSVP required for non-Barnard attendees; email

Yelena Yakovich and Marina Adamovic will converse about politics, the arts, and history in Russia and its neighboring countries where real life is stranger than fiction.

Yelena Yakovich is a renowned director of documentary films about Joseph Brodsky, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Yuri Lyubov (screened at the festival this year), and other eminent Russian public figures.

Marina Adamovich is an organizer of the Russian Documentary Film Festival and the editor-in-chief of The New Review, a literary journal that has played a crucial role in the life of Russian culture abroad since 1942.