Wilson Center Experts

Vera J. Proskurina

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
United States
Affiliation:
Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wilson Center Project(s):
An Unknown Page of the Russian-American Relationship (The Karamzins and the United States of America)
Term:
Apr 01, 2000
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Apr 01, 2000

Project Summary

Focuses on the first contacts between Russian intellectuals and the United States in the 19th century, centering on the private visit of the countess E. N. Karamzina-Meshcherskaia to America. Further identifies the influence of Thomas Jeffereson’s biography and views on the activities of the historian and writer Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin.