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Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and WWII

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...

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Nemtsov Murder Reverberations and Early 1930s Armenia

  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...

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Annexation of Crimea and the Destruction of the Russian Empire

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.

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The Murder of Boris Nemtsov

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...

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Podcast: War in the Donbas and Mr. Putin

Guests: Christopher Miller on the Donbas and Fiona Hill on Putin.

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Interview with Mark Adomanis

My interview with Mark Adomanis who blogs about Russia at the Russian Hand on You can follow him on Twitter @MarkAdomanis. [display_podcast]  

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Midwifing Russia’s LGBT Movement

For my article in the Nation on Russian LGBT activism, “Repression and Gay Rights in Russia,” I interviewed Polina Adrianovna, an activist with the LGBT rights organization Coming Out St. Petersburg. I though that in addition to the article, readers would like the hear my interview with Polina. Here...

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Podcast: Open Access- an Interview with Dan Cohen

To follow up on my post calling for a conversation among Russia specialists about open access publishing, I decided to talk to someone who knows the ins-and-outs of the debate: Dan Cohen. Dan is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University...

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