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Photo exhibition focuses on Gorbachev era, Nov. 7-18

A photo exhibition chronicling Mikhail Gorbachev's leadership of the former Soviet Union will be on view outside of the Chancellor Green café from Monday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 18.

The exhibition, titled "The Time of Mikhail Gorbachev," features images taken by Rebecca Matlock during her time in the Soviet Union while her husband, Jack Matlock, served as a special adviser to President Reagan and as U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union. Jack Matlock also has been a visiting professor in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Rebecca Matlock has had more than 40 exhibitions of her photographs in the United States and abroad, including this year in Tbilisi, Georgia, and previously in various other locations in the former Soviet Union. Her book "At Spaso House" chronicles the relationship between the United States and Soviet Union between 1933 and 1991, with a special focus on Gorbachev's presidency.

The exhibition is sponsored by the International Center. It will be open in Chancellor Green from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Matlock will give a guided tour of the exhibition at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. Additional photos also will be on display in the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center from Nov. 7-18.

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