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“The Reddest of the Blacks”

For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

Decolonization and Development in Soviet Tajikistan

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Artemy Kalinovsky is a Senior Lecturer in East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam where he specializes in the history of modern Russia, Central Asia and the Cold War. He’s the author of A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan published by Harvard University Press. His most recent book is The Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan published by Cornell University Press.

Listen to my interview with Artemy on his book A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan.


Man’s Best Friend, “Attack Russia,” The New Human is Illegal, 2004.