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Perceptions of Russia and Mississippi subject of youths’ walk across the state

SCHOLARS VISIT – Hanna Miller (left) of Collins and Katya Korableva (right) of St. Petersburg, Russia have been walking across the state speaking to Mississippians about Russian-U. S. relations and other subjective topics. ‘Mississippi Heard’ is a program sponsored by the American Fulbright Program in Russia and by Mississippi Modern, “a contemporary platform that serves artists, creatives and local communities in Mississippi.” With Collins and Korableva is local host Barbara Parker of Hazlehu

Two young ladies with backpacks who were walking around town for a couple of days caused a stir in Hazlehurst last week.

Hanna Miller of Collins, Miss., and Katya Korableva of St. Petersburg, Russia, visited Copiah County on the fourth leg of their journey to walk across the state.  The two are interviewing local residents, business owners and community leaders to collect data and opinions for projects that each are working on.  They are seeking feedback on how Mississippians view the country of Russia and the state of Mississippi.  The project is called ‘Mississippi Heard: A Cross-Cultural Endeavor’.

To read the rest of this story, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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