Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey in the Heart of Russia
Lecturer: David Greene
April 13, 2015 • 7:00 P.M.
After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene traveled across the country-a 6,000-mile journey by rail, from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok-to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Through the stories of fellow travelers, Greene explored the challenges and opportunities facing the new Russia-a nation that boasts open elections and new-found prosperity yet still continues to endure oppression, corruption, and stark inequality. Set against the wintery landscape of Siberia, Greene's lively travel narrative will offer a glimpse into the soul of twenty first-century Russia-how its people remember their history and look forward to the future. David Greene is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne. He was honored with the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for that coverage of the Arab Spring.