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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.

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Past Interviews

Immortalism and Transhumanism in Russia


Guest: Anya Bernstein on The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia published by Princeton University Press.

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Objects and Values of Labor in Socialist Hungary

Guest: Martha Lampland on the commodification of labor in Socialist Hungary.

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Political Diary from Russia

Friends of the show Ilya Budraitskis and Ilya Matveev on the latest news from Russia.

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Structurally Adjusting Socialism


Guest: Johanna Bockman on neoliberalism, socialist globalization, and the Non-Aligned Movement.

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The Nobility and the Russian Novel


Bella Grigoryan on Noble Subjects: The Russian Novel and the Gentry, 1762-1861 published by Northern Illinois University Press.

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After the Colored Revolution

Guest: Vasili Rukhadze on post-colored revolution regimes.

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Exposing Chernobyl

Guest: Kate Brown on Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future published by Norton.

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Women of the Gulag

Guest: Marianna Yarovskaya on her film Women of the Gulag.

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