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Youth Movements in Eastern Europe

1/11/2019
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Guest: Olena Nikolayenko on Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe published by Cambridge University Press.

Duration:00:53:46

American Newsrooms through Russian Eyes

12/14/2018
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Guest: Alexey Kovalev on American and Russian journalism.

Duration:00:40:45

Eurasianet on Eurasia

12/7/2018
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Guests: Eurasianet's Peter Leonard and Josh Kucera on Central Asia and the South Caucausus

Duration:01:35:13

Red Children’s Republics

11/19/2018
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Guest: Diana Georgescu on “Red Children’s Republics: Socialist Internationalism and Transnational Youth Exchanges During the Late Cold War.”

Duration:00:45:55

Red Children’s Republics

11/19/2018
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Guest: Diana Georgescu is a Lecturer in Transnational/Comparative Southeast European Studies in the University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Her research focuses on the history of childhood and youth in the socialist and post-socialist periods. She’s currently finishing a book titled Ceaușescu’s Children: The Making and Unmaking of Romania’s Last Socialist Generation, 1965-2010.

Duration:00:45:55

Smoking Under the Tsars

11/12/2018
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Guest: Tricia Starks on Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia published by Cornell University Press.

Duration:00:57:37

Smoking Under the Tsars

11/12/2018
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Guest: Tricia Starks is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas where she teaches and researches the intersection of culture and public health in the Russian and Soviet context. She’s the author of The Body Soviet: Hygiene, Propaganda, and the Revolutionary State published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2008. Her new book is Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia published by Cornell University Press.

Duration:00:57:37

Soviet and American Children in the Cold War

11/5/2018
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Guest: Margaret Peacock on Soviet and American Children in the Cold War.

Duration:01:06:06

Soviet and American Children in the Cold War

11/5/2018
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Margaret Peacock is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History at the University of Alabama. Her research interests range from the history of the Soviet Union, the Cold War, the Middle East, childhood and media. She the author of Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War published by The University of North Carolina Press in 2015. And her new book that in the works is tentatively titled Frequencies of...

Duration:01:06:06

The Map Men of East Central Europe

10/29/2018
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Guest: Steven Seegel on Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe published by University of Chicago Press.

Duration:00:46:10

The Map Men of East Central Europe

10/29/2018
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Guest: Steven Seegel is Professor of History at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author of Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire and Ukraine under Western Eyes. His new book is Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe published by University of Chicago Press.

Duration:00:46:10

Communist Neverland at the Russian International Children’s Home

10/22/2018
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Guest: Elizabeth McGuire on “Communist Neverland: New Research on a Russian International Children's Home, 1933-1991.”

Duration:00:33:44

Communist Neverland at the Russian International Children's Home

10/22/2018
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Guest: Elizabeth McGuire is an Assistant Professor of history at California State East Bay where she specializes in the global communism, specifically the relationship between modern Russia and China. She is the author of Red at Heart: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution published by Oxford University Press. Her new research focuses on the International Children Home, 1933-1991. Listen to my interview with Elizabeth McGuire on her book Red at Heart:...

Duration:00:33:44

Decolonization and Development in Soviet Tajikistan

10/13/2018
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Guest: Artemy Kalinovsky on The Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan published by Cornell University Press.

Duration:00:52:58

Decolonization and Development in Soviet Tajikistan

10/13/2018
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Guest: Artemy Kalinovsky is a Senior Lecturer in East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam where he specializes in the history of modern Russia, Central Asia and the Cold War. He’s the author of A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan published by Harvard University Press. His most recent book is The Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan published by Cornell University Press. Listen to my interview with Artemy...

Duration:00:52:58

Communism, Youth and Generation

10/6/2018
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Guest: Matthias Neumann on communism, youth, and generation.

Duration:00:48:15

Communism, Youth, and Generation

10/6/2018
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Guest: Matthias Neumann is Senior Lecturer in Modern Russian History at the University of East Anglia. He has published widely on the history of childhood and youth in revolutionary Russia. He’s author of The Communist Youth League and the Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1917-1932, which has been translated into Spanish and will be published in South America in spring 2019. He’s also the co-editor of Rethinking the Russian Revolution as Historical Divide: Tradition, Rupture and Modernity...

Duration:00:48:15

Rich Russians

9/30/2018
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Guest: Elisabeth Schimpfossl on Rich Russians: From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie published by Oxford University Press.

Duration:00:50:17

Rich Russians

9/30/2018
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Guest: Elisabeth Schimpfossl is a Lecturer in Sociology and Policy as Aston University where specializes in the sociology of elites, power and social inequality and comparative media and journalism in post-communist Europe. She’s the author of Rich Russians: From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie published by Oxford University Press.

Duration:00:50:17

Kazakh Nomads Under Lenin and Stalin

9/22/2018
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Guest: Alun Thomas on Nomads and Soviet Rule: Central Asia from Lenin to Stalin published by I.B. Tauris.

Duration:00:47:12