Kotkin and Zizek Discuss Stalin

1 Apr

Stephen Kotkin and Slavoj Zizek discussed Kotkin’s Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 at the New York Public Library. Both the audio and video are available on the Library’s site but I thought I’d repost it here to increase exposure.

Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and WWII

27 Mar

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Guest:

Cathy Frierson, professor of modern Russian history at the University of New Hampshire. Her books include Peasant Icons: Representations of Rural People in Late 19th Century Russia, All Russia is Burning: A Cultural History of Fire and Arson in Late Imperial Russia, Children of the Gulag, and most recently Silence was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and WWII in the Soviet Union.

Nemtsov Murder Reverberations and Early 1930s Armenia

19 Mar

 

Russian PM Putin talks with Chechen leader Kadyrov after arriving in the Chechen town of Gudermes

Guests:

Pavel Baev, a senior researcher at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo. He writes about contemporary Russia for the Eurasian Daily Monitor. His most recent article is Putin’s Disappearing Act May Be Sign of a Leadership Crisis.

Pietro Shakarian, graduate student at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan. He has written widely on Russia and the former Soviet space and maintains his own blog Reconsidering Russia and the Former Soviet Union. He is the editor of The Red Flag at Ararat by Aghavnie Yeghenian and two forthcoming republications Transcaucasia (1854) by Baron August von Haxthausen and Journey to Ararat (1846) by Friedrich Parrot.

Annexation of Crimea and the Destruction of the Russian Empire

13 Mar

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Guests:

Karl Qualls, Professor of History at Dickinson College and author of From Ruins to Reconstruction: Urban Identity in Soviet Sevastopol after World War II.

Josh Sanborn, Professor of History at Lafayette College and author of Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire.

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov

4 Mar

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Guest:

Mark Galeotti, Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at New York University where he specializes in transnational organized crime, security affairs and modern Russia. His most recent book is Russia’s Wars in Chechnya. You can read his writings about contemporary Russia at his blog In Moscow’s Shadows. His writings on Boris Nemtsov’s murder are: