Wilson Center Experts

Vera J. Proskurina

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
United States
Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wilson Center Project(s):
An Unknown Page of the Russian-American Relationship (The Karamzins and the United States of America)
Apr 01, 2000
Apr 01, 2000

Project Summary

Focuses on the first contacts between Russian intellectuals and the United States in the 19th century, centering on the private visit of the countess E. N. Karamzina-Meshcherskaia to America. Further identifies the influence of Thomas Jeffereson’s biography and views on the activities of the historian and writer Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin.