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

Mark Steinberg on the symbolism of angels, wings, and flight in the Russian Revolution.

Experiencing the Russian Revolution

Guest: Mark Steinberg on the experience of the Russian Revolution.

From Great Fear to the Great Terror

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Guest:

James Harris is a Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Leeds University where he specializes in the history of Stalinism. James has published several books and articles on the Stalin period. His most recent book is The Great Fear: Stalin’s Terror in the 1930s.

The Political Life of Vodka in Russia

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Guest:

Mark Schrad is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Villanova University. He’s the author of Vodka Politics: Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State, which was just released in paperback.

Music:

Beastie Boys, “Brass Monkey,” Licensed to Ill, 1986.

Podcast: The Fate of Minsk II and Gender, Sex, and Putin

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Guests:

Balazs Jarabik, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on Ukraine and Eastern Europe. His most recent article is “What Did Minsk II Actually Achieve?

Valerie Sperling, professor of Political Science at Clark University and author of Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia (Oxford, 2014).

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