BELFAST — On Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m., the Belfast Free Library will host a talk titled, “Crimea: the History, the Culture and the Return to Russia,” with Tatyana Bukharina.
The talk, co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County is free and open to all.
Tatyana Bukharina is a native of Crimea living 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., in order to advance peace and mutual understanding.
In 2015, Bukharina helped establish an NGO that united local groups through history and culture to promote Crimean history and heritage. After 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 which led to Crimea returning to Russia and the U.S. imposed sanctions on the people of Crimea.
For more information, call the Belfast Free Library at 207-338-3884 ext. 10.