Recent Posts

Biculturalism and the Apollo-Soyuz Mission

The final two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “A Brief Conversation on Biculturalism” by Alexandra Diouk and “Remembering the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Mission: 45 years of US-Russian Space Cooperation” by Lisa Becker.

Trash Protests and Leninopad

Two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “The Great Russian Trash Crisis” by Seth Farkas and  “An Empty Pedestal: Ukraine after Leninopad” by Sabrina Beaver.


Past Interviews

Stories Along the Trans-Siberian

Guests: Marina Dmukhovskaya and Georg Wallner about their podcast project Mesto47.


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Rebroadcast: Experiencing the Russian Revolution

Guest: Mark Steinberg on the experience of the Russian Revolution.

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Rebroadcast: The Kazakh Famine

Guest: Sarah Cameron on The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan published by Cornell University Press.

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Russia’s Wily Man

Joshua Yaffa on Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia published by Penguin Random House.

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The Black Russian

Guest: Vladimir Alexandrov on The Black Russian published by Grove Press.

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Censorship in Late Stalinist Classical Music

Guest: Leah Goldman on censorship and collaboration in the production of Late Stalinist classical music.

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Plots Against Russia

Guest: Eliot Borenstein on Plots Against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism published by Cornell University Press.

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The Baltics In-Between

Guest: Aliide Naylor on The Shadow in the East: Vladimir Putin and the New Baltic Front published by Bloomsbury.

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Everyday Maoism in Revolutionary China

Guest: Aminda Smith on Maoism, consciousness, and the everyday.

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