Guest: Natalia Roudakova on Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia published by Cambridge University Press.
Guest: Claire Shaw on Deaf in the USSR: Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991.
Mikhail Zygar’s The Empire Must Die provides a narrative timeline for the Russian Revolution as an allegory for Russia’s present.
I review Doug Rogers’ deconstruction of oil—not to uncover its relations of production—to trace the dispersion of its value in shaping the post-Soviet province of Perm.
Mark Steinberg on the symbolism of angels, wings, and flight in the Russian Revolution.
Guest: William Taubman on Gorbachev: His Life and Times.
Guest: Yuri Slezkine on The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution.
Guest: Grace Kennan Warnecke on growing up in George F. Kennan’s shadow.
Guest: Ivan Kurilla on American studies in Russia.
Guest: Seth Bernstein on Raised Under Stalin: Young Communists and the Defense of Socialism.