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Past Interviews

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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Assessing the Russian Military

Guest: Michael Kofman on the Russian military.

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Daughter of the Cold War

Guest: Grace Kennan Warnecke on growing up in George F. Kennan’s shadow.

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American History Through Russian Eyes

Guest: Ivan Kurilla on American studies in Russia.

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Russian LGBTQ and New Left Activism

Guest: Jessica Mason on LGBTQ activism and the New Left in Russia.

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