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Yale salutes St. Petersburg in 2003

This October, Yale University is joining the city of St. Petersburg in the
celebration of its 300th anniversary and its remarkable literary, artistic,
and musical heritage with a three-day international conference, exhibitions
at the Beinecke and Sterling Memorial Libraries, and a concert by the Yale
Russian Chorus.

The conference, entitled St. Petersburg: 300 Years, will take place on
October 23-25, 2003. Scholars from around the world will convene in sessions
devoted to the visual arts in the time of Peter the Great and after, to St.
Petersburg as the capital of Russia (which it was between 1712 and 1918), to
St. Petersburg as a theme in Russian literature, and to the flowering of
culture in the city. Participants will include speakers from the State
Hermitage Museum and the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St.
Petersburg, from the All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature in
Moscow, the Moscow State University, as well as several European and
American universities. Other institutions represented at the symposium will
include the State Museum-Park Tsarskoye Selo, and the National Library of
Russia. The Yale Russian Chorus concert, which marks the group's 50th
anniversary, will take place on Saturday, October 25, at Yale's Woolsey

In conjunction with the St. Petersburg celebration, Tatjana Lorkovic,
curator of Yale's Slavic and East European Collections, and Fred Musto,
curator of the Map Collection, will present an exhibition drawn from Yale's
rich collection of maps, coins, and medals at Sterling Memorial Library. At
the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Vincent Giroud, curator of
modern books and manuscripts, will mount an exhibition of books,
manuscripts, prints, and photographs documenting the role of St. Petersburg
as a cultural, artistic, and literary center from its founding through the
Second World War.

While the theme of the Beinecke exhibition, mirroring the strength of the
library's collections, will be St. Petersburg seen through the eyes of
non-Russian travelers, the show will also include Russian artifacts of
extraordinary interest. The library's renowned Romanov albums, for instance,
will be on display, as will the recently acquired manuscript of Anna
Akhmatova's Poema bez geroja (Poem Without a Hero), a work of the writer's
later years describing the Stalinist era. Though her poetry was suppressed
by the Soviet government, Akhmatova faithfully remained Petersburg's
unwavering voice. The Beinecke Library will publish a fully illustrated
catalog of its exhibition, entitled St. Petersburg: Portrait of a Great
City. The Beinecke exhibition will continue through December 2003.

Sponsors of Yale's St. Petersburg celebration are the Beinecke Rare Book &
Manuscript Library, Sterling Memorial Library, and the Yale departments of
History and of Slavic Languages & Literatures. The celebration of St.
Petersburg at Yale is especially appropriate because of the presence at the
Beinecke Library of a large collection of travel books about Russia
assembled and donated to the library by Valerian and Laura K. ("Polly")

Construction of St. Petersburg, now the second largest city in Russia, began
under Peter the Great in 1703. Renamed Petrograd in 1914, it became
Leningrad upon the death of Lenin in 1924. In 1991, Leningrad became St.
Petersburg again. A center of culture and education, the city is home to the
Hermitage and the Russian Museum, the Winter Palace, the Alexander Nevsky
monastery, the Academy of Sciences, and several prominent libraries and
universities. St. Petersburg, designed by Peter the Great to be his window
onto Europe, lies in northwest Russia on the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of
the Neva River. This "Northern Venice," combining its Russian heritage with
a distinctly European outlook, is one of the great cities of Europe.

A passage I found on the net as follows:
It took me some time to find about your surname, but now I'm quite sure: Your
surname is of Serbian origin, and the genuine spelling is Zrkic. This is the
only spelling which matches all pronunciations like those you mentioned.

Zrkics are obviously a very small family, and they seem to have suffered
during the World War 2. In archives of Jasenovac (huge concentration camp
where Croatian regime killed 500,000 Serbs during the WW2) I found several
Zrkics who died there, and this is unfortunately the only trace of your
family which I found on the Internet.
Zrkic family seems to originate from small town Sid, in Serbia, on Croatian
border - the only living Zrkic I could find in Serbia lives there! His name
is Milorad Zrkic

Memoirs of SOE agents have always been rare - so many were either
killed in action or executed - and today they are almost unheard of. But
Sydney Hudson's story, which he has waited nearly sixty years to tell, is
just about as dramatic and thrilling as any to have ever appeared. After
volunteering for guerrilla operations should the Germans occupy Britain, he
transferred to SOE. He spent most of the Second World War in France,
remarkably surviving 15 months captivity and interrogation before making a
daring and thrilling escape through the Pyrenees into Spain. Shortly
thereafter, he was back in France, again by parachute, to organize
resistance operations until the arrival of the US 3rd Army. More secret
missions followed behind enemy lines with a female agent. Then, he
volunteered for further SOE work in the Far East where he served in India
and Thailand. He was twice decorated with the Distinguished Service Order
for his efforts and also awarded the Croix de Guerre. It is easy for the
reader of this book to see why. Undercover Operator is a fascinating mix of
true drama, rich excitement and refreshing good-humor. It is no exaggeration
to say that it makes a significant contribution to the history of SOE.


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