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The Stories Polish Secret Police Files Tell Us

Guest: Anna Krakus on the stories Polish police files tell us.

The Judeo-Bolshevik Myth


Guest: Paul Hanebrink on A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism published by Harvard University Press.

Transcript: Russia Without Putin

Partial transcript of my interview with Tony Wood about his excellent new book, Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War published by Verso.

Soviet Secret Police, Collaborator Trials, and the Holocaust

Partial transcript of the event “Shaping National Memory: Ukrainian Secret Police Archives and WWII” at the University of Pittsburgh featuring Jared McBride.

Transcript: Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia

Partial transcript of the event “Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia” at the University of Pittsburgh featuring Mark Galeotti, Kevin Rothrock, and Maxim Trudolyubov.

Transcript: Lenin’s Government

Partial transcript of an interview with Lara Douds on the formation, functioning, and decline of the Lenin’s Council of People’s Commissars, or Sovnarkom.

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Exposing Chernobyl

Guest: Kate Brown on Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future published by Norton.

Women of the Gulag

Guest: Marianna Yarovskaya on her film Women of the Gulag.

Ivan the Terrible

Guest: Charles Halperin on Ivan the Terrible: Free to Reward and Free to Punish published by University of Pittsburgh Press.

The Stuff of Red Army Soldiers


Guest: Brandon Schechter on The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II Through Objects published by Cornell University Press.

Russia, China and Inbetween


Guest: Ed Pulford on Mirrorlands: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between published by Hurst.

The Collective Farm



Guests:
Aaron Hale-Dorrell, Kristy Ironside, and Samantha Lomb on the collective farm system in the USSR.

Atoms and Aliens in Eurasian Science Fiction


Guest: Anindita Banerjee on the nuclear in Soviet and Post-Soviet Science Fiction.

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