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“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.

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Past Interviews

Local Perpetrators and the Holocaust in Ukraine

Guest: Jared McBride on the Holocaust, Soviet Secret Police Archives and Local Perpetrators in Western Ukraine.

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Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia

Guests: Mark Galeotti, Kevin Rothrock, and Maxim Trudolyubov on making sense of Russia.

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Soviet Intelligence and African National Liberation

Guest: Natalia Telepneva on Soviet and Warsaw Pact intelligence services and African anti-colonial movements.

 

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The Soviet Origins of Lamaze

Guest: Paula Michaels on Lamaze: An International History published by Oxford University Press.

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The Gulag at War

Guest: Wilson Bell on Stalin’s Gulag at War: Forced Labor, Mass Death, and Soviet Victory in the Second World War published by the University of Toronto Press.

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The Kazakh Famine

Guest: Sarah Cameron on The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan published by Cornell University Press.

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Conspiracy Theories in Russia

Guest: Ilya Yablokov on Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the Post-Soviet World published by Polity.

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