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The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution

Guest: Lesley Chamberlain on The Arc of Utopia: The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution published by Reaktion Books.

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SRB on the Dig Podcast

Me, your host, on The Dig Podcast.

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Nation, Nationality, and Empire

Guest: Ronald Grigor Suny on nationality, nation, and empire in the Soviet Union.

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American-Russian Relations in the 19th Century

Guest: Norman Saul of US-Russian relations in the 19th Century

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Soviet Atheism

Guest: Victoria Smolkin on A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism published by Princeton University Press.

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The Russian Mafia

Guest: Mark Galeotti on The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia published by Yale University Press.

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Psychotherapy and Neoliberalism in Russia

Guest: Tomas Matza on Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia published by Duke University Press.

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Chinese Romance with the Russian Revolution

Guest: Elizabeth McGuire on Red at Heart: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution published by Oxford University Press.

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Collectivization and Stalinist Perpetrators

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

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The Banya is Everything

Guest: Bryon MacWilliams on With Light Steam: A Personal Journey through the Russian Baths was published by Northern Illinois University Press.

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Russia’s A Terrible Country

Guest: Keith Gessen on America’s Russia Hands and his novel A Terrible Country published by Viking.

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Surveillance Valley

Guest: Yasha Levine on Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet published by Public Affairs Books.

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