Russell Martin on The Tsar’s Happy Occasion: Ritual and Dynasty in the Weddings of Russia’s Rulers, 1495–1745 published by Cornell University Press.
Guests: Maya Peterson and Christopher Ward on water and the environment in the Soviet Union.
Guest: Eric Lee on Night of the Bayonets: The Texel Uprising and Hitler’s Revenge – April-May 1945 published by Greenhill Books.
Faculty Spotlight on the University of Pittsburgh’s historian of Russia and Central Asia–James Pickett.
Faculty Spotlight on the University of Pittsburgh’s Turkish instructor Iknur Lider.
Guest: Rossen Djagalov on From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and the Third Worlds published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Guest: Trevor Erlacher on Ukrainian Nationalism in the Age of Extremes: An Intellectual Biography of Dmytro Dontsov published by Harvard University Press.
I attended a Belarus solidarity rally in Pittsburgh. Here’s what some of the protesters told me.
Guests: Dina Fainberg and Victoria Zhuravleva on the history of Russian and American mutual perceptions.