Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies (MIR) Ambassadorial Series featured on prominent podcast about Russia.
Jill Dougherty and Hanna Notte, hosts of The Ambassadorial Series, were guests on The Naked Pravda, an English-language podcast from the international news organization Meduza. The half-hour podcast covers both the first set of interviews conducted by Jill Dougherty, former CNN Moscow bureau chief, and the sequel hosted by Hanna Notte, senior research associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation. Jill Dougherty discusses how the project came together and what she learned from her conversations with eight U.S. ambassadors to Russia and the Soviet Union. Hanna Notte analyzes the key inflection points in the U.S.-Russia relationship during the 1990s based on her in-depth interviews with ambassadors Matlock, Pickering and Collins.
The podcast received almost 7,000 plays in its first two days. Meduza is the tenth most-cited news source online and has a monthly readership of over 14 million.
The Ambassadorial Series, a groundbreaking docuseries produced by the Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies at the Middlebury Institute, launches “The Ambassadorial Series: Deans of U.S.-Russia Diplomacy.”
As U.S.-Russia rhetoric intensifies, new video series brings together eight former ambassadors to reflect on decades of complex relations. The collection, released by the Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies, is the first known set of interviews of all but one of the living U.S. ambassadors to the Soviet Union/Russian Federation.