Soviet Union

Collectivization and Stalinist Perpetrators

Guest: Lynne Viola on the Soviet collectivization of agriculture, resistance, and Stalinist perpetrators.

The Mitki Art Collective

Guest: Alexandar Mihailovic on The Mitki: The Art of Postmodern Protest in Russia published by University of Wisconsin Press.


The Theater of Diplomacy

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 Stalinist Film Industry

Guest: Maria Belodubrovskaya on Not According to Plan: Filmmaking under Stalin published by Cornell University Press.


Soviet Jokes Under Stalin

Guest: Jon Waterlow on Soviet jokes under Stalin.

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