Dashkova Centre

Red Africa Festival - Black People in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia: Evening with TV journalist Yelena Khanga

The Dashkova Centre is delighted to invite you to this event jointly arranged with our London partner Calvert 22 Foundation as part of “Red Africa” festival that explores Soviet and African friendships, exchanges and influences.

Possibly the most recognisable face of black Russia, Yelena Khanga has epitomised the liberal wave that swept Russian television in the 1990s. 

As a host of a popular chat show about sex—Pro Eto (About That)—she has opened a new chapter in both Russian journalism and the country’s tumultuous history of race relations. She is the daughter of Lily Golden, the prominent African-American social activist, and an author of the critically-acclaimed book Soul to Soul: A Black Russian-American Family 1865-1992. 

Yelena Khanga is coming to Edinburgh as part of a series of joint events between the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre and Calvert 22 Foundation, for a conversation about her life and career as a black journalist in the Soviet Union, the United States and modern Russia.

Please book your free tickets via https://khanga.eventbrite.co.uk

Yelena Khanga

Red Africa Festival - Black People in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia: Evening with TV journalist Yelena Khanga

Yelena Khanga is coming to Edinburgh as part of a series of joint events between the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre and Calvert 22 Foundation, for a conversation about her life and career as a black journalist in the Soviet Union, the United States and modern Russia.

Lecture Theatre B
David Hume Lecture Theatres
The University of Edinburgh
EH8 9JX