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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Cold War Museum to Host Russian Expert Lecture on Reagan-Gorbachev Negotiations


COLD WAR MUSEUM HOSTS SEPT. 13 LECTURE BY RUSSIAN EXPERT ON HOW RONALD REAGAN AND MIKHAIL GORBACHEV NEGOTIATED THE FIRST-EVER TREATY TO ELIMINATE AN ENTIRE CLASS OF NUCLEAR MISSILES        

EVENT: The public and media are invited to attend a lecture at the Cold War Museum, 7172 Lineweaver Road in Vint Hill, VA, on Sunday, Sept. 13 at  7 p.m. by a noted expert on the historic and unprecedented  nuclear arms reduction treaty negotiated by President Ronald Reagan and the head of the then-Soviet Union Gorbachev in 1987. That agreement, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), eliminated an entire class of nuclear weapons from the nuclear forces of the two nations.  The event is a fundraiser for the museum, so a donation of $20/person is requested.

SPEAKER: Justin Lifflander is an American citizen who has lived in Russia for the past 28 years. He was employed by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in the late 1980s, working as an inspector at the treaty-compliance monitoring facility established at a Russian missile production factory. He later married a Soviet woman who, under the terms of the treaty, accompanied the U.S. observers when they conducted their inspections.

He then worked as an executive at Hewlett-Packer Russia for nearly 20 years, and was an editor at The Moscow Times from 2010 to 2014. He holds American and Russian citizenship and lives in Moscow with his wife.

Note to Media: Mr. Lifflander will be available for media interviews following his presentation. If you are interested but cannot attend, it may be possible to arrange a telephone interview. Please contact Jason Hall, Executive Director, at 703-283-4124.
                                   
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The Cold War Museum® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Location and Directions:  The Museum is located at Vint Hill, the former Top Secret signals intelligence base just outside Gainesville, VA, in one of the original Vint Hill Farm Station buildings used during the Cold War by the US Army, the National Security Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency to intercept and interpret coded messages. Our Street Address is 7172 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187 (next to the Vint Hill Craft Winery). 

Our collections are particularly strong on signals intelligence, image intelligence, aerial surveillance, civil defense, Berlin, the East German secret police (STASI), the Cuban Missile Crisis, and events such as the Pueblo and Liberty incidents. The Museum shares a campus with The Inn at Vint Hill, Vintage Hill (an antiques/crafts shop), the Vint Hill Craft Winery, the Covert Café, and Old Bust Head Brewing Company.

For more information about the museum and the Cold War, visit our website: www.coldwar.org.