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"What You Always Wanted to Know About Russia but Were Afraid to Ask." with Ray McGovern

When: Sunday, April 12, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

Join us this Sunday on YouTube live.

What most Americans “know” about post-Soviet Russia — its actions in Ukraine, Syria, or “hacking DNC emails” is rubbish strewed by the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex. Without an “enemy”, MICIMATT would find it harder to embezzle our taxes in obscene amounts. If you share with Rep. Jason Crow (D, Colorado) a fear that “Putin wakes up every morning and goes to bed every night trying to figure out how to destroy American democracy,” you might take advantage of this opportunity to check what you “know” about Russia, and how you got to know it.

• Ray McGovern has been a student of Russia since picking Russian as a major a half-century ago. During 27 years as a CIA analyst, Ray led the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch, serving in Moscow for part of that time. Later, he prepared the President’s Daily Brief for 3 presidents — in 1981-85 personally conducting those early-morning briefings. In retirement, Ray co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) – a group of senior ex-intelligence officers equipped and willing to hold colleagues from their former agencies accountable. (
Ray’s website is:


Music by Dean Stevens
For several decades Dean Stevens has
delighted audiences of all ages throughout the
Americas. An exuberant performer of distinctive
style and wit, he combines an intricate, self-taught
guitar style with a versatile and expressive
singing voice. He has established himself as
a formidable creator and interpreter of a
wide spectrum of songs in English and Spanish.
His own material explores a variety of personal
and social topics, paints sketches of people and
places, celebrates the Earth, and
annoys the narrow minded.

NOTICE: Due to the Corvid-19 the CCB building is closed. We will continue to share updates via our website, social media, and email as we monitor the situation and we will hold virtual Sunday programs live online and via conference call through May 4th.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium. Small elevator, wheelchair accessible.

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street. Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.

Community Church of Boston is located at
565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116

email:; tel: 617-266-6710

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