Rice Professor Offers Insight Into Russian Elections

first_imgShareMEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: Michael Cinelli PHONE: (713) 831-4794 RICE PROFESSOR OFFERS INSIGHT INTO RUSSIAN ELECTIONSRice professor Ewa Thompson has studied and written extensively about the transformation of Eastern Europe since the late 1980s. Traveling throughout the region during the past few years has provided the professor insight into the non-communism movement andthe latest resurgence of the Communist Party. Thompson, professor of Slavic studies, is available to comment about the Russian elections. Thompson was born in Lithuania of Polish parents. She is the U.S. correspondent for Tygodnik Solidarnosc, the official weekly newspaper of the trade union Solidarity. Her books include “The Search for Self-Definition in Russian Literature” (Rice University Press, 1991) and “Understanding Russia: The Holy Fool in RussianCulture” (University Press of America, 1987). To schedule interviews with Thompson, please contact Michael Cinelli, director of the Rice University News Office, at (713) 831- 4794 (office), by E-mail at [email protected], or at (713) 589-2858(home). ### FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more