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The Stories Polish Secret Police Files Tell Us

Guest: Anna Krakus on the stories Polish police files tell us.

The Judeo-Bolshevik Myth


Guest: Paul Hanebrink on A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism published by Harvard University Press.

Transcript: Russia Without Putin

Partial transcript of my interview with Tony Wood about his excellent new book, Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War published by Verso.

Soviet Secret Police, Collaborator Trials, and the Holocaust

Partial transcript of the event “Shaping National Memory: Ukrainian Secret Police Archives and WWII” at the University of Pittsburgh featuring Jared McBride.

Transcript: Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia

Partial transcript of the event “Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia” at the University of Pittsburgh featuring Mark Galeotti, Kevin Rothrock, and Maxim Trudolyubov.

Transcript: Lenin’s Government

Partial transcript of an interview with Lara Douds on the formation, functioning, and decline of the Lenin’s Council of People’s Commissars, or Sovnarkom.

Latest Podcast

The Collective Farm



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

Atoms and Aliens in Eurasian Science Fiction


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

The Radioactive Mutants of Semipalatinsk

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

The Soviet Nuclear Industry

Guest: Sonja Schmid on Producing Power: The Pre-Chernobyl History of the Soviet Nuclear Industry published by MIT Press.

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.

 

Investigating Hitler’s Remains

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

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.

Domestic Service in the USSR

Alissa Klots on domestic service and aging in the USSR.

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