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Watering the Soviet Lands

Guests: Maya Peterson and Christopher Ward on water and the environment in the Soviet Union.


Past Interviews

Belarus Protests in Pittsburgh

I attended a Belarus solidarity rally in Pittsburgh. Here’s what some of the protesters told me.

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Russian Other, American Other

Guests: Dina Fainberg and Victoria Zhuravleva on the history of Russian and American mutual perceptions.

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Putin Kitsch in America

Guest: Alison Rowley on Putin Kitsch in America published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

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The Wired Cold War

Guests: Ekaterina Babintseva and Slava Gerovitch on cybernetics in the United States and Soviet Union.

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Grand Duke Alexis Visits America

Guest: Lee Farrow on Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-72 published by Louisiana State University Press.

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Black Radicalism and the USSR

Guests: Meredith Roman and Minkah Makalani on Black radicalism, the Comintern, and Soviet antiracism.

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American Tourism to the USSR

Guest: Andrew Jacobs on American tourism to the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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Pogroms and Race Riots

Guests: Steven Zipperstein and Michael Pfeifer on anti-Jewish and anti-Black violence in Russia and the United States.

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From Aliaska to Alaska

Guests: Bathsheba Demuth and Ilya Vinkoveysky on Russian and American colonialism and the environment in Alaska.

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