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The Collective Farm

Aaron Hale-Dorrell, Kristy Ironside, and Samantha Lomb on the collective farm system in the USSR.

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Atoms and Aliens in Eurasian Science Fiction

Guest: Anindita Banerjee on the nuclear in Soviet and Post-Soviet Science Fiction.

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The Radioactive Mutants of Semipalatinsk

Magdalena Stawkowski on the rural Kazakh communities in the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.

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The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

Guest: Eleonor Gilburd on To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture published by Harvard University Press.


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Investigating Hitler’s Remains

Guest: Lana Parshina on The Death of Hitler: The Final Word published by Da Capo Press.

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Central Asian Migrants in the USSR

Guest: Jeff Sahadeo on Voices from the Soviet Edge: Southern Migrants in Leningrad and Moscow published by Cornell University Press.

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Domestic Service in the USSR

Alissa Klots on domestic service and aging in the USSR.

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