Recent Posts

Watering the Soviet Lands


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

Subscribe:

Past Interviews

Belarus Protests in Pittsburgh


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

Read More

Russian Other, American Other


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

Read More

Putin Kitsch in America


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

Read More

The Wired Cold War


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

Read More

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.

Read More

Black Radicalism and the USSR


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

Read More

American Tourism to the USSR


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

Read More

Pogroms and Race Riots

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

Read More

From Aliaska to Alaska

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

Read More