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W&L Alum Lectures on Reporting for Reuters in Russia

Thomas Grove, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will return to campus to give a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.

The title of the talk is “Our Man in Moscow:  Reporting from Russia for Reuters.” The event is free and open to the public.

After completing majors in Russian Area Studies and German at W&L, Grove studied Turkic music for a year by traveling through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan on a Watson Fellowship.

He then received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and worked for six years as a correspondent in Istanbul, first with the Turkish Daily News and then with Reuters News from 2006-2010 covering political, financial and energy news.

For the past year, Grove has covered politics and general news from Moscow for Reuters. He has traveled throughout Russia reporting on a wide variety of topics ranging from popular protests against President Putin to ethnic tensions in the North Caucasus and Kazan, to Russian relations with Turkey and arms exports to Syria.

Grove’s visit is sponsored by W&L’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Russian Area Studies Program, the Office of International Education and the Office of the Dean of the College.  For further information on the lecture, contact Professor Richard Bidlack (458-8912).

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