Articles by Michael Smeltzer

Michael Smeltzer has degrees in Russian Language and Philosophy from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. At the time he wrote for this site, he had previously studied abroad in Irkutsk and was currently spending an academic year in Vladivostok as part of SRAS's Home and Abroad Research Scholars program.


Kiev: At the Center of a Divided Country The ancient city of Kiev continues to thrive as the most populous city of Ukraine. Much like…