Letters to Perestroika

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This interview is the second in the Pitt REEES Spring Series “Openness, Acceleration, Restructuring: The Soviet 1980s.” See the full schedule.

Guest:

Courtney Doucette is Assistant Professor of History at the State University of New York at Oswego, where she teaches courses in modern Russian, European, and gender history. Her book-in-progress, Perestroika: The Last Attempt to Make the New Soviet Person, 1985-1991 examines how Gorbachev-era reform emerged from the longstanding Soviet effort to transform citizens into upstanding participants in the creation of socialism.

Music:

The Weirdos, “We Got the Neutron Bomb.”