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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

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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Podcast: War in the Donbas and Mr. Putin

Guests: Christopher Miller on the Donbas and Fiona Hill on Putin.

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Interview with Mark Adomanis

My interview with Mark Adomanis who blogs about Russia at the Russian Hand on Forbes.com. You can follow him on Twitter @MarkAdomanis. [display_podcast]  

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Midwifing Russia’s LGBT Movement

For my article in the Nation on Russian LGBT activism, “Repression and Gay Rights in Russia,” I interviewed Polina Adrianovna, an activist with the LGBT rights organization Coming Out St. Petersburg. I though that in addition to the article, readers would like the hear my interview with Polina. Here...

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Podcast: Open Access- an Interview with Dan Cohen

To follow up on my post calling for a conversation among Russia specialists about open access publishing, I decided to talk to someone who knows the ins-and-outs of the debate: Dan Cohen. Dan is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University...

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