The Shared Beringian Heritage Program recognizes and celebrates the unique natural resources and rich cultural heritage shared by Russia and the United States across the landscapes and seascapes known as Beringia. The program resulted from a commitment by Presidents George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991 to expand cooperation in the field of environmental protection and the study of global change. Projects, research, and staff of the program aim to improve local, national, and international understanding of these shared resources and values and to sustain the cultural vitality of Native peoples in the region.
Meet Jenya, Our New Outreach Coordinator
The National Park Service Shared Beringian Heritage Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Evguenia (Jenya) Anichtchenko as the new Russian Language Specialist / Outreach Coordinator. As a Russian native speaker with a background in history, archaeology and anthropology, she has been involved in many Russian-Alaskan projects, ranging from underwater archaeological research on Russian shipwrecks in Alaska to collaborative exhibitions, publications, meetings and archival research. Over her sixteen years of working in Alaska, Jenya has held multiple positions including Collections Manager at the Museum of the Aleutians in Unalaska, Curator of History Education and Special Exhibits at the Anchorage Museum, Historian at the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, Alaska Anthropological Association Director, Executive Director of the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society, and Curator of the Sitka Historical Society in Sitka, and CEO and Owner of Culture Works Consulting. In the Beringia program Jenya will work as Russian liaison, translator, and outreach coordinator, assisting with communications between Alaskan and Russian organizations and individuals focused on preserving and interpreting natural and cultural resources of the Beringia region.
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