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For Immediate Release
April 23, 2013

IPFW Professor to Speak about Chechnya and Russia

Key Info

  • Russia and Chechnya: Conflict for Export?
  • Lecture and discussion
  • Wednesday, April 24, 1:30 p.m.
  • Science Building, Room 185
  • Free and open to the public

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Prior to the end of last week, most people in the United States were probably not giving much thought to Chechnya. In light of law enforcement officials identifying the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as being of Chechen descent, the interest in Chechnya has increased.

In response to recent events and greater interest in this topic, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW’s ) College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History present Associate Professor of History Ann Livschiz, who will speak on “Russia and Chechnya: Conflict for Export?”, Wednesday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m. in the Science Building, Room 185.

Livschiz will give a talk and then facilitate a discussion about the Chechen Republic (Chechnya) and its relations with the Russian central authorities in the post-Soviet era. Livschiz said, “This is an opportunity to learn more about the origins, history, and current status of this former Soviet autonomous republic and its place within the Soviet Union and Russia, as well as the international impact of the Russo-Chechen conflict.”

The lecture and discussion are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Livschiz at 260-481-6693 or