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Ambassador Perina Decodes Cold War Berlinery
Mark was fortunate to have a chance to speak with Ambassador Rudy Perina** and discuss his storied 34-year career in the US Diplomatic Corps. He’s a sought after Charge d’Affaires at US embassies around the world with a history of service in Cold War hotspots including Moscow, former Yugoslavia, and Berlin. We discussed the role of diplomacy in a changing world and what he believes can determine the fate and destiny of nations. He shares his knowledge of fluent Berlinery - the unique system of agreements and rituals in the occupied city. Recorded at LaBrea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, CA 16 Nov 2017
**Ambassador Perina passed away on 18 June 2018. He’ll be missed and we are forever grateful for his kindness, candor and lifelong service.
- The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington DC shared a wonderfully detailed tribute to Ambassador Perina
- Within the Facebook Post, the Czech Embassy shared an interview transcript from The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Foreign Affairs Oral History Project
- Library of Congress Interview with Rudolf V. Perina