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LA Speaks: Roman Rubchenko (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-08

Duration: 00:07:08

Subjects: Russian Invasion of Ukraine, 2022


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Rubchenko, Roman Interviewee


This segment from the March 8, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s interview with Roman Rubchenko, a Ukrainian native and former LSU basketball player, at the Hotel Bentley in Alexandria. He discusses: defecting from the Soviet Union in 1991; his decision to move back to Ukraine in 2008; the status of the Russian invasion of Ukraine; and their desperate need for Congress to pass the foreign aid package for Ukraine. This segment is a part of the “Louisiana Speaks” series.