Guest: Nanci Adler on Memorial, Stalinist repression, and Russia’s incomplete transitional justice.
Guest: Isaac Scarborough on perestroika and the collapse of the Soviet system in Tajikistan.
Guest: Brigid O’Keeffe on Esperanto and Languages of Internationalism in Revolutionary Russia published by Bloomsbury.
Guest: Mie Nakachi on Replacing the Dead: The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union published by Oxford University Press.
Guest: Courtney Doucette on letter writing, Nina Andreeva, and perestroika “from below.”
This discussion was recorded on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, the morning before Russia invaded Ukraine.
Guests: Michael Kimmage, Marlene Laruelle, and Fyodor Lukyanov on the ongoing geopolitical crisis between Russia, Ukraine and the West.
Stephen Crowley on Putin’s Labor Dilemma: Russian Politics between Stability and Stagnation published by Cornell University Press.
Guest: Tom Junes on Poland in the 1980s and its legacies.