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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 13, 2014

Russian natives to discuss Cold War experiences in Eastern Europe

Northwest Missouri State University’s Russian Studies Club and History Club will sponsor a presentation featuring a Russian-born mother and daughter discussing their experiences living in Russia and other countries during and after the Soviet regime and the Cold War.   

The free presentation is open to the public and begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom.

Polina Kaminsky and her daughter Oxana Eliahu Elgin will speak about what life was like for them as Jews living in Eastern Europe and how people viewed them in the countries they inhabited.

After living in Russia, Oxana immigrated to Israel in an effort to learn more about her heritage. She also resided in Italy and Canada before moving to the United States about five years ago. Polina moved to Israel and lives there today.

For more information about the presentation, contact Cathina Haynes, vice president of the Russian Studies Club, at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468