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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, an agency of the U.S. Congress, will welcome its 20,000th participant when Ms. Olga Shchetinina, age 24, arrives in Washington, D.C. as a member of a larger delegation of emerging Russian professionals on November 14. Ms. Shchetinina will be recognized November 15 during the groups’ orientation by Open World Trustee Secretary R. James Nicholson.
Open World remains open during the government shutdown in the Washington Post (Article): Russian educators in Lynchburg, VA (Video): US-Russia Tribute to Jazz Diplomacy event co-hosted by Open World, the American University Initiative for Russian Culture, and the Brubeck Institute (Article): “In Russia we have a saying that ‘he opens up his soul like a shirt,” Jazz event press release: