Guest: Constantin Katsakioris on the experience of African students in the USSR during the Cold War.
Guests: Michael Kofman and Dmitry Gorenburg give an update on the Russian military.
REEES faculty profile on Ana Sekulic and her work on Catholic-Muslim relations in Bosnia under the Ottoman empire.
REEES faculty profile of Attila Kenyeres on his research into media manipulation and “fake news.”
Guest: Faith Hillis on Utopia’s Discontents: Russian Exiles and the Quest for Freedom, 1830–1930 published by Oxford University Press.
Guest: Timothy Frye on Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia published by Princeton University Press.
Russell Martin on The Tsar’s Happy Occasion: Ritual and Dynasty in the Weddings of Russia’s Rulers, 1495–1745 published by Cornell University Press.
SRB interns Amelia Parlier and Felix Helbing dive into the weird world of advice columns. Two unlikely parings on the block—Komsomol decorum and the diva of dish, Emily Post. It’s wine and cheese!
Guest: Tricia Starks on Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia published by Cornell University Press.