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Kansas University will host a viewing for a 2013 documentary about a prominent Russian punk rock protest group as well as a panel exploring the group's role in modern Russia.
The documentary will be shown from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The accompanying talk will be from 3-5 p.m. Thursday in the Kansas Room of the union.
Thursday's panel will feature Ani Kokobobo, a KU assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures; Andrew Gilbert, a doctoral student of women, gender and sexuality studies; and Erik Scott, an assistant professor of history, who will moderate. The talk will center on the band's social role in Russia and the implications of the arrest and imprisonment of several band members following a performance in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.
The documentary showing and panel are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by the university along with the KU Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the departments of Slavic languages and literatures, women gender and sexuality studies, and the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center.