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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.

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Past Interviews

Putin’s Middle East Maneuver

Guest: Talal Nezameddin on Russia, Syria, and the Middle East.

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Ukraine’s Refugee Crisis

Guest: Brian Milakovsky on the humanitarian crisis in the Donbas.

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Questioning Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine

Guest: Michael Kofman on the myths of hybrid war.

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The Memorialization of WWII in Russia

Guest: Elizabeth Wood on Russia’s WWII memory.

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Russian Culture Under Putin and Ukraine’s Historical Memory Laws

Guests: Eliot Borenstein on Russian culture; John-Paul Himka on Ukraine’s historical memory laws.

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Islam Karimov’s Uzbekistan

Guest: Paul Stronski on Islam Karimov’s Uzbekistan.

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Nemtsov Murder Reverberations and Early 1930s Armenia

Guests: Pavel Baev on the fallout of the Nemtsov murder; Pietro Shakarian on Armenia.

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Annexation of Crimea and the Destruction of the Russian Empire

Guests: Karl Qualls on the history of Crimea; Josh Sanborn on the destruction of the Russian empire.

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The Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Guest: Mark Galeotti on the murder of Boris Nemtsov.

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