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Watering the Soviet Lands

Guests: Maya Peterson and Christopher Ward on water and the environment in the Soviet Union.

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Aaron Hale-Dorrell is an independent scholar of Modern Russia. He’s the author of Corn Crusade: Khrushchev’s Farming Revolution in the Post-Stalin Soviet Union published by Oxford University Press.

Kristy Ironside is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University specializing in the political, economic, and social history of modern Russia. Her forthcoming book is tentatively titled “A Full-Value Ruble: The Promise of Prosperity in the Postwar Soviet Union, 1945-1964.”

Samantha Lomb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at Vyatka State University in Kirov, Russia. She the author of Stalin’s Constitution: Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution published by Routledge.


Christian Death, “Narcissus, Metamorphosis Of,” American Inquisition, 2007