Irina Ratushinskaya: Triumph of the Spirit

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society
welcomes you to its 2023 spring lecture

presented by Xenia Dennen,
Chair of the Keston Institute (UK)

Friday, February 24, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Moody 104 Active Learning Lab
Moody Memorial Library

Born and educated in Odessa (Ukraine), poet Irina Ratushinskaya spent 4 years in her 30s in a Soviet prison camp. Her crime: penning “dangerous” poetry. Nevertheless, she continued scratching poems on bars of soap that even today offer hope to the people of her native land.

Oxford and London School of Economics graduate Xenia Dennen, Chair of the Keston Institute in the United Kingdom and a Soviet expert, will offer the Keston Spring Lecture remembering the poet’s “Triumph of the Spirit” on the one-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine.

Refreshments and conversation will follow the presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Kathy Hillman, director of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society, by email or call (254) 710-6684.

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