Monday, May 9, 2011
Professor of Geography Mikhail Blinnikov has had a textbook titled "Geography of Russia and its Neighbors" published by Guilford Press as part of its regional geography series. Few textbooks about the region exist in English. Blinnikov is a native of Moscow with extensive travel experiences in the post-Soviet Eurasia. He is a member of the Association of American Geographers with long-standing research interests in environmental geography. At St. Cloud State, he teaches "Geography of Russia," "Introduction to Global Geography," "Conservation of World Resources," "Biogeography" and other classes. He also coordinates the geography graduate program and has led study abroad tours in Russia.