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Russia’s Long Hangover

Guest: Shaun Walker on The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past published by Oxford University Press.

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Boris Savinkov and Russian Terrorism

Guest: Irina Meier on Boris Savinkov and Russian revolutionary terrorism.

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The Stalinist Film Industry

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

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Life and Times of Vladimir Dzhunkovsky

Guest: Richard Robbins on Overtaken by the Night: One Russian’s Journey through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

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Soviet Jokes Under Stalin

Guest: Jon Waterlow on Soviet jokes under Stalin.

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Old Age and Claustrophobia in Putin’s Russia

Evgenia Kovda on her film Podrugi (Girlfriends), a tale of old age and claustrophobia in Putin’s Russia.

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The Ethics of Soviet Journalism

Guest: Natalia Roudakova on Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia published by Cambridge University Press.

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The Russian Revolution as Utopian Leap in the Open Air of History

Mark Steinberg on the symbolism of angels, wings, and flight in the Russian Revolution.

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The Life and Times of Mikhail Gorbachev

Guest: William Taubman on Gorbachev: His Life and Times.

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