© 2018 Cynthia Lazaroff

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US-RUSSIA INITIATIVES

We are focusing our efforts on reducing the escalating nuclear danger between the US and Russia, the two countries with over 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons.  Despite deep political differences – over Russiagate, Ukraine, Syria (and in other areas) – we champion engagement, dialogue and cooperation between Americans and Russians through Track II and Track 1.5 diplomacy,  people-to-people contacts, cultural exchange, education, film, print and social media, and mediation efforts, including negotiation/mediation training on how to deal constructively with our differences for experts and future experts in both countries - young people who intend to dedicate their lives to nuclear nonproliferation and US-Russian relations.

MAKANA CONCERT TOUR

Makana is a singer, composer and master of the native Hawaiian “Slack-Key” guitar tradition.  The New York Times called him “dazzling.”

INTERVIEWS ON 
US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS

See excerpts from interviews with experts, current and former officials, and thought leaders in the US and Russia on the escalating nuclear danger.

“THIRD SIDE” MEDIATION SEMINARS

 Seminars for policy advisors, students and specialists in U.S. and Russia: How to apply cooperative negotiation tools for nuclear risk reduction and conflict transformation in U.S.-Russian relations.

“MELTING THE ICE CURTAIN” IN BERING STRAIT

Festival for Peace with Indigenous Peoples

Solstice 2019

In the middle of the Bering Strait, between Alaska and Siberia, between Little and Big Diomede Islands, the border between the United States and Russia is less than three miles apart.

"TRACK II"

CITIZEN DIPLOMACY

Seminar with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov (left) and Vladimir Orlov, Head, Center for Global Trends,Diplomatic Academy, Russian Foreign Ministry (center).

MAKANA MUSIC

VIDEO

Makana recorded a new song in a once top-secret Russian nuclear bomb shelter.  We filmed him – the first American to descend into Nuclear Bunker 703.

  

RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2019

Anniversary of the Hawaii False Nuclear Missile Alert

THE BALCONY CHANNEL

Over the past year, Cynthia and Bruce Allyn have conducted over sixty interviews in the US and Russia with current and former officials, experts, thought leaders, comedians, and people on the street. They are now creating “The Balcony Channel,” featuring conversations between Americans and Russians filmed in Moscow, Los Angeles and other cities, towns, villages, national parks and other places in both countries.