Category: Citizen Diplomacy

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Rowboat Diplomacy

 John Middleton The following article recounts a Russian-American episode of citizen diplomacy, which, unlike other examples of late 20th-century interaction between citizens, interacted with the military of the nascent Russian Federation and...

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“The Mystery of Childbirth”: Esoteric Practices of the Late and Post-Soviet Home-Birth Movement

Anna Ozhiganova “Babies-dolphins” swimming freely underwater, “babies-psychics” (Russian: sensitivy) possessing paranormal capacities; women giving birth underwater in bathtubs or portable pools at home, and in the sea; “cold strengthening” of pregnant women...

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New Agers and the Spies who Loved us

Jim Hickman Beginning in 1972, I spent three decades collaborating with Soviets researching exceptional human abilities including parapsychology, all modes of healing, accelerated learning, shamanism, and what the Soviets called “hidden human...

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