"Tolkien to Russia: There and Back Again" a lecture by Olga Lukmanova
Dr. Olga Lukmanova, Wheaton’s first Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor at the Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, provides a brief look into the history of reception of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books in Russia, with an overview of existing translations and a discussion of reasons for Tolkien’s popularity. This lecture was given at the Wade Center on January 29, 2015, and includes the audio link to the lecture below, along with a video made by Russian students about Tolkien's popularity and the slides used in the presentation.
Lukmanova-"Tolkien in Russia"-MP3 Audio Download
"The Russian Middle-earth"-MP4 Video Download
Powerpoint Slides - Download