N T R O D U C T I O N
Russian-American Center (TRAC), a non-profit corporation, addresses
problems and opportunities shared by the peoples of Russia and the
United States by promoting interaction between the governments and
individuals of the two countries. TRAC is associated with Esalen
Institute, a private organization that has been working with the
Soviet Union for over 15 years.
W. Murphy and Viatcheslav V. Loutchkov, the former president and
vice-president of Esalen's Russian-American Exchange Center, have
assumed the leadership of TRAC, which received its non-profit status
in January, 1994.
W. Murphy has worked extensively with Russia and the Soviet Union
since 1980. She was a founder of the Esalen Institute Russian-American
Exchange Center, and was its executive director for four years.
Viatcheslav V. Loutchkov, a Russian psychologist and director of
TRAC's Psychology Project, worked with the Exchange Center from
1990 through 1993.
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