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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

The Mitki Art Collective

4/8/2018
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Guest: Alexandar Mihailovic on The Mitki: The Art of Postmodern Protest in Russia published by University of Wisconsin Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:44:58

William C. Bullitt in the USSR

4/2/2018
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Guest: Alexander Etkind on Roads not Taken: An Intellectual Biography of William C. Bullitt published by Pittsburgh University Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:44:11

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

Local Identity in Mid-Nineteenth Century Vladimir

2/27/2018
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Guest: Susan Smith-Peter on Imagining Russian Regions: Civil Society and Subnational Identity in Nineteenth-Century Russia published by Brill. [spp-player]

Duration:00:43:24

The Stalinist Film Industry

2/16/2018
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Guest: Maria Belodubrovskaya on Not According to Plan: Filmmaking under Stalin published by Cornell University Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:43:35

Life and Times of Vladimir Dzhunkovsky

2/9/2018
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Guest: Richard Robbins on Overtaken by the Night: One Russian’s Journey through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. [spp-player]

Duration:00:48:46

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

Deaf in the Soviet Union

1/11/2018
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Guest: Claire Shaw on Deaf in the USSR: Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991. [spp-player]

Duration:00:51:12

The Russian Revolution as Utopian Leap in the Open Air of History

12/24/2017
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Mark Steinberg on the symbolism of angels, wings, and flight in the Russian Revolution. [spp-player]

Duration:00:47:02

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

Assessing the Russian Military

11/19/2017
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Guest: Michael Kofman is Research Scientist at CNA Corporation and Fellow at the Kennan Institute where he specializes in security and defense in Eurasia. He comments widely on Russian military affairs and foreign policy. He also blogs on the Russian military at his site Russian Military Analysis. You can also find a list of his...

Duration:00:54:42

Daughter of the Cold War

11/8/2017
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Guest: Grace Kennan Warnecke has had a lifelong personal and professional association with Russia. She’s served on the boards of the National Advisory Council, Harriman Institute, at Columbia University, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Kennan Institute. She served as country director for Winrock International in Kyiv, Ukraine, from 1999...

Duration:00:49:10

Young Communists Under Stalin

10/21/2017
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Guest: Seth Bernstein is an Assistant professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow where he specializes in the history of Soviet politics, culture and society. He’s the author of Raised Under Stalin: Young Communists and the Defense of Socialism published by Cornell University Press and the English translator of Alexander Vatlin’s Agents of...

Duration:00:39:36

Russian LGBTQ and New Left Activism

10/16/2017
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Guest: Jessica Mason is a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Federal Policy Analyst at the National Partnership for Women & Families and Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and policy work address vulnerable social groups seeking greater legal protections and social recognition, particularly in relation to gender, sexuality, and...

Duration:00:42:41

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