Kurt Harper

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BA Slavic 1976, with distinction; Associate Degree Slavic and Soviet Area Studies; Juris Doctor 1979 (KU)

Career: Partner in the law firm Sherwood & Harper, Wichita.

Languages: Russian, English

Countries lived in: Russia

Favorite place (Russia): St. Petersburg, Russia

Favorite place (US): Black Hills, South Dakota

Hobbies: Sailing, reading

Favorite foods: Kansas beef; European style bread and pastries; Brown Cow maple yoghurt.

Favorite drink: Strong coffee

Favorite book: Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment


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