My thoughts on Keith Gessen’s “The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio” as an opening salvo in the need to deconstruct the discourses of the “Russia Hand.”
I wrote a review of Alexander Etkind’s Roads Not Taken: An Intellectual Biography of William C. Bullitt and Michael McFaul’s From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia for Bookforum. Unfortunately, the review is behind the dreaded paywall. So here’s the pdf.
The following is the transcript of my interview with Claire Shaw for the podcast Deaf in the Soviet Union. The transcript has been edited for clarity. I thought we’d start by having you talk about the origins of your work on deafness in Russia. How did you come to...
Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x [0:00] [0:00] [00:54:29] volume A Memoir of Misadventures in Moscow 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...
Guest: Susan Smith-Peter on Imagining Russian Regions: Civil Society and Subnational Identity in Nineteenth-Century Russia published by Brill.