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Soviet Atheism

8/10/2018
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Guest: Victoria Smolkin on A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism published by Princeton University Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:53:13

The Russian Mafia

8/3/2018
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Guest: Mark Galeotti on The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia published by Yale University Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:53:01

Psychotherapy and Neoliberalism in Russia

7/28/2018
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Guest: Tomas Matza on Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia published by Duke University Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:56:29

Chinese Romance with the Russian Revolution

7/20/2018
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Guest: Elizabeth McGuire on Red at Heart: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution published by Oxford University Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:41:06

Collectivization and Stalinist Perpetrators

7/13/2018
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Guest: Lynne Viola on the Soviet collectivization of agriculture, resistance, and Stalinist perpetrators. [spp-player]

Duration:00:53:16

The Banya is Everything

7/6/2018
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Guest: Bryon MacWilliams on With Light Steam: A Personal Journey through the Russian Baths was published by Northern Illinois University Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:47:31

Russia’s A Terrible Country

6/29/2018
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Guest: Keith Gessen on America's Russia Hands and his novel A Terrible Country published by Viking. [spp-player]

Duration:00:42:28

Surveillance Valley

6/18/2018
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Guest: Yasha Levine on Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet published by Public Affairs Books. [spp-player]

Duration:00:52:05

Russia, Israel, Iran and Syria

6/1/2018
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Guest: Maxim Suchkov, editor of Al-Monitor’s Russia-Mideast coverage, on Russia, Israel, Iran and Syria. [spp-player]

Duration:00:33:20

A Memoir of Misadventures in Moscow

5/18/2018
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Guest: Michael Idov is an award winning journalist, novelist and screenwriter. From 2006 to 2012 he was a contributing editor at New York magazine where he won three National Magazine Awards for his journalism. From 2012 to 2014 he edited GQ Russia. He’s the author of Ground Up published in 2002. His new book is […]

Duration:00:48:26

Early Soviet Urban Communes

4/30/2018
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Guest: Andy Willimott on Living the Revolution: Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1931 published Oxford University Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:51:36

Putinomics

4/24/2018
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Guest: Chris Miller on Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia published by the University of North Carolina Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:42:07

The Stalin Constitution

4/16/2018
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Guest: Samantha Lomb on Stalin’s Constitution: Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution published by Routledge. [spp-player]

Duration:00:36:48

Russia’s Long Hangover

3/23/2018
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Guest: Shaun Walker on The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past published by Oxford University Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:45:49

Boris Savinkov and Russian Terrorism

3/19/2018
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Guest: Irina Meier on Boris Savinkov and Russian revolutionary terrorism. [spp-player]

Duration:00:37:59

Soviet Jokes Under Stalin

2/2/2018
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Guest: Jon Waterlow on Soviet jokes under Stalin. [spp-player]

Duration:00:57:59

Old Age and Claustrophobia in Putin’s Russia

1/26/2018
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Evgenia Kovda on her film Podrugi (Girlfriends), a tale of old age and claustrophobia in Putin's Russia. [spp-player]

Duration:00:37:01

The Ethics of Soviet Journalism

1/19/2018
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Guest: Natalia Roudakova on Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia published by Cambridge University Press.

Duration:00:33:57

The Life and Times of Mikhail Gorbachev

12/6/2017
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Guest: William Taubman is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College. He’s the author of many books, most notably of Khrushchev: The Man and His Era which won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His new book is Gorbachev: His Life and Times is published by Norton....

Duration:00:50:27

The Epic of the House of Government

11/29/2017
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Guest: Yuri Slezkine is the Jane K. Sather Professor of History at UC Berkeley and the author of many influential works on Russian and Soviet history. His books include Arctic Mirrors: Russia and the Small Peoples of the North and The Jewish Century. His most recent book is The House of Government: A Saga of...

Duration:00:49:36