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Alexander Petrov

Fulbright-Research Scholar, Kennan Institute
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Senior Research Fellow, Center for North American Studies, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Wilson Center Project(s):
Bicentennial of the Beginning of Russian-American Relations: The Development of the Russian-American Frontiers in the 19th Century
Term:
Dec 31, 2007
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Jul 01, 2008

Project Summary

The project is designed to engender research into the development of the northwestern frontier which brought together the US and northeastern Russia in the 19th century. Primarily, it’s an investigation of the common frontier history uniting the US and Russia.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Central Eurasian Short-term Expertise: Russia and Eurasia; Russia Affiliation: Senior Research Fellow, Center for North American Studies, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow Wilson Center Project(s): The Russian American Company -- The 19th Century Russian-American Frontier Term: May 01, 2002- Mar 31, 2003. Project Summary Looks at the portion of the common frontier history uniting the U.S. and Russia. An analysis of the Russian-American Company, viewing it as a microcosm of political, economic and social life in 19th century Russia which established its frontier along the North Pacific coast. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Regional Exchange Grant Expertise: Russia and Eurasia; Russia Affiliation: Senior Research Fellow, Center for North American Studies, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow Wilson Center Project(s): The Russian-American Company, 1799-1867: A New Perspective Term: Mar 31, 2001- Sep 01, 2001. Project Summary Devoted to Russia’s first government-charted joint stock company. One of the first links between Russia and America, and an example of a Russian company successfully competing in the world market.

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