Ramseur visits the make-shift memorial to Russia dissident leader Boris Nemtsov, assassinated in here in February 2015. Ramseur served as a volunteer media advisor to Nemtsov when he was governor of Nizhny Novgorod, USSR, in 1993.
David Ramseur was press secretary to Alaska Gov. Steve Cowper on a 1989 trade mission across the Soviet Far East.
In July 2018, David was invited by the US Embassy in Russia on a two-week, six-city book tour across the Russian Far East to discuss his book and distribute the Russian language version. Here's his account of that trip in Alaska's largest newspaper:
The 30th anniversary of the historic 1988 Friendship Flight between Nome and Provideniya, USSR was the subject of a guest column by David in the Anchorage Daily News.
David argues that the Spring 2018 diplomatic tit-for-tat actions by the US and Russia set back overall relations between the countries which should instead look to Alaska for a successful model of citizen diplomacy: Forced closing of Russia's Seattle consulate will set back U.S.-Russia relations.
I'm honored to have an essay about the theme of my book on Alaska-Russia relations published by a national magazine, Zócalo Public Square. Affiliated with Arizona State University and the Smithsonian, Zócalo’s content goes to 290 media outlets worldwide.
Sept. 10, 2017; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
June 11, 2017; Alaska Dispatch News
March 2, 2017; Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska has lessons for Trump in working with Russia
Nov. 19, 2016; Alaska Dispatch News
August 2016; Kennan Institute Russia File
Putin policies put a little chill in Alaska-Russia relations
July 23, 2016; Alaska Dispatch News
Michael Cowper was an inspirational leader as Alaska’s First Lady
October 28, 2015; Alaska Dispatch News
Easier Native travel between Alaska and Russia is a thaw and an opportunity
July 31, 2015; Alaska Dispatch News
Russian, US citizens try to keep up dialogue as governments go silent
April 20, 2015; Alaska Dispatch News
Death of Russian democratic leader hits home for Alaskan
March 4, 2015; Alaska Dispatch News
Despite Putin, Alaska can maintain productive relations with Russia
Dec. 23, 2014; Alaska Dispatch News
It's time to drop policies of the past, lift Cuba restrictions
August 14, 2009; Anchorage Daily News