“The Reddest of the Blacks”

For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

Potpourri

There and Back Again

It has been a long haul and I’m slowly crawling out of my hole. For those who don’t already know, I filed my dissertation, We

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Swine Flu Lands in Moscow

Hypochondriacs beware!  Swine flu has officially landed in Moscow. According to Novyi region, two women have been hospitalized in the capital. “Both women are citizens

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Ah, my neighborhood.

So the ghetto bird has been hovering overhead all morning.  Now the local news vultures are here to feast. It all started this morning around,

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Stiff Measures

I found this delightful picture at Krill Pankratov’s NezNotes, who found it via Mad Max’s Journal. For non-Russian speakers, the sign reads: “Dear owners of

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A New Look

If you’ve been here before, you’ll notice that I changed the look of the blog. If this is your first visit, this won’t matter to

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Absences

It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted to this blog. Work and burnout were to blame. I think I needed a bit of time

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Tagged!

W. Shedd at Accidental Russophile has “tagged” me. So let me indulge him and whoever else is interested. Four jobs I’ve had: University Instructor Waiter

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Новости

The Ukraine’s Orange “Revolution” continues to hover over Russian politics. In a speech given at Stanford University, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed concern about

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