Here's us with everything we have that looked communist. We have those fun Russian hats, military field jackets (one from Germany), and the shirt, it says "God Bless America" in Russian. From left to right: Melissa, Don and Rachel.
"This June I will begin military service at the United States Air Force Academy and will major in political science. I hope to attend flight school after I graduate. I am deeply interested in international relations, especially European affairs. I have friends and family from Eastern and Central Europe who lived under Soviet-imposed communism and later witnessed its demise."
"In August I start college at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in mathematics. I plan to change to computer science, but the waiting list is... formidable. The two are closely linked and I thing a background in both will be usefull. My background in this project is just curiosity concerning the subject matter. It's one of those large importanat topics that people should know about, but the information hasn't been consolidated. Mostly, I fill in the technical end. I am self-taught in the BASIC and Pascal programing languages (by the time you read this i might know C) and HTML authoring. I worked semi-professionally for an company that made web-pages."email@example.com
"I am 18 years old and a senior at Windsor High School in Windsor, Connecticut, USA. I have lived here for twelve years but I was born in Stamford, Connecticut. Next year, I will be attending Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, USA. I plan on studying biology and environmental studies. After college, I would like to join the peace corps and then go on to receive a doctorate in zoology. My dream would be to work for the Great Barrier Marine Authority. Though I have long been interested in the environment and zoology, it was really interesting to try to understand all the reasons a super-power like the Soviet Union fell apart."firstname.lastname@example.org
The person who intorduced this project to us, and one of the large motivations behind seeing it completed, was our Global and International Affairs teached, Mrs. Van Ausdal. She had the entire class compete. We were also given stipulation the subject must be something concerning a topic we had been involved with during the year. We had participated in a "simulation" of an internation conference with other towns from around the state (and in some cases, the country). We played the part of Russia. It gave us the closest thing to a first-hand view of how the new Super Power functions and how it thinks about todays issues. The project started us wondering what had happened to the "old" Russia. We remember the fall of the Berlin wall and all that but we had never been given the whole story. Now we present it to you.
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