Russian students Mark Dovich and Jonathan Poser are spending the summer in Astana, Kazakhstan, as Student Ambassadors for Expo 2017. Expo 2017, which runs from June-September 2017, is themed “Future Energy” and has the goal of facilitating conversations about energy between countries, NGOs, companies, and the public. Over 100 countries are participating, and 2-3 million people are expected to visit the international pavilions. Mark and Jonathan are representing America at the USA pavilion.

Mark and another student ambassador, Clarissa, were interviewed by a Kazakh television station in June and the piece recently aired. You can view it on YouTube here:; the part of the video featuring Mark starts at 14:12 and lasts about 6 minutes.