American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation Film Premier

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, on Apr. 15 Librarian of Congress James Billington and Chairman of the Board of the ARCCF James Symington, screened The Tsar and the President. Alexander II and Abraham Lincoln. Liberator and Emancipator at the Library of Congress. The exhibition by the same name was a joint project with Russian partners marking the 150th Anniversary of the Liberation Manifesto exhibited in Moscow in 2011. Mr. Symington hailed what transpired when a Russian Tsar and American President “found themselves on the same page of history – freeing the slaves in both countries.”


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