As part of the 200-year anniversary of the founding of Fort Ross, lecturer Zoya Gradov will bring together several historians to discuss the Russian Orthodox Church in California. Zoya Gradov was born in Russia, received her Ph.D. in the History department of the University of Warsaw. In San Francisco she taught history and English at Newcomer High School. She has been a member of the editorial committee of the “Russian Life” and has published articles regularly in the newspaper since 2005. In addition to her journalistic work, she works at the archives of the Museum of Russian Culture and researches the history of Russian immigration.