Russian and Eurasian Studies

Russian and Eurasian Studies

episodes

Interviews with scholars of Russia and Eurasia about their new books.

Yaroslav Trofimov, "Our Enemies Will Vanish: The Russian Invasion and Ukraine's War of Independence" (Penguin, 2024)

May 18, 2024

Our Enemies Will Vanish

Yaroslav Trofimov
Hosted by Erika Monahan

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Yaroslav Trofimov has spent months on end at the heart of the conflict, very often on its front lines. …

Choi Chatterjee, "Russia in World History: A Transnational Approach" (Bloomsbury, 2022)

May 15, 2024

Russia in World History

Choi Chatterjee
Hosted by Jill Massino

Russia in World History: A Transnational Approach (Bloomsbury, 2022) uses a comparative framework to understand Russian history in a global context. T…

Julie A. Cassiday, "Russian Style: Performing Gender, Power, and Putinism" (U Wisconsin Press, 2023)

May 14, 2024

Russian Style

Julie A. Cassiday

Russian Style: Performing Gender, Power, and Putinism (University of Wisconsin Press, 2023) provides a critical and nuanced analysis of the relationsh…

Katya Hokanson, "A Woman's Empire: Russian Women and Imperial Expansion in Asia" (U Toronto Press, 2023)

May 13, 2024

A Woman's Empire

Katya Hokanson
Hosted by Polina Popova

A Woman's Empire: Russian Women and Imperial Expansion in Asia (U Toronto Press, 2023) explores a new dimension of Russian imperialism: women actively…

Per Högselius and Achim Klüppelberg, "The Soviet Nuclear Archipelago: A Historical Geography of Atomic-Powered Communism" (CEU Press, 2023)

May 12, 2024

The Soviet Nuclear Archipelago

Per Högselius and Achim Klüppelberg
Hosted by CEU Press

In this episode of the CEU Press Podcast, host Andrea Talabér (CEU Press/CEU Review of Books) sat down with Per Högselius and Achim Klüppelberg to dis…

Lawrence Freedman, "Modern Warfare: Lessons from Ukraine" (Penguin, 2023)

May 8, 2024

Modern Warfare

Lawrence Freedman
Hosted by Charles Coutinho

The foremost authority on modern war in the English-speaking world examines Europe's most important conflict since World War II. More than any other …

Sean Griffin, "The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus" (Cambridge UP, 2019)

May 7, 2024

The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus

Sean Griffin
Hosted by Aaron Weinacht

Dr. Sean Griffin's book, The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus (Cambridge UP, 2019), takes on the question of the source materials for the Pr…

Rustam Alexander, "Gay Lives and ‘Aversion Therapy’ in Brezhnev’s Russia, 1964–1982" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2023)

May 6, 2024

Gay Lives and ‘Aversion Therapy’ in Brezhnev’s Russia, 1964–1982

Rustam Alexander

Rustam Alexander's Gay Lives and 'Aversion Therapy' in Brezhnev's Russia, 1964-1982 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023) examines the autobiographies and diarie…

"The US Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945, Volume IV" (Indiana UP, 2022)

May 6, 2024

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945

Dallas Michelbacher and Alexandra Lohse
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945, Volume IV (Indiana UP, 2022) examines an under-researched se…

Lisa A. Kirschenbaum, "Soviet Adventures in the Land of the Capitalists: Ilf and Petrov's American Road Trip" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

May 5, 2024

Soviet Adventures in the Land of the Capitalists

Lisa A. Kirschenbaum
Hosted by Iva Glisic

In 1935, two Soviet satirists, Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, undertook a 10,000-mile American road trip from New York to Hollywood and back. They immort…

Illia Ponomarenko, "I Will Show You How It Was: The Story of Wartime Kyiv" (Bloomsbury, 2024)

May 3, 2024

I Will Show You How It Was

Illia Ponomarenko
Hosted by Tim Jones

The spring 2022 battle for Kyiv was "one of the most tragic – and the most bizarre – events in modern history," writes Illia Ponomarenko. "Outnumbered…

Jen Stout, "Night Train to Odesa: Covering the Human Cost of Russia's War" (Polygon, 2024)

May 2, 2024

Night Train to Odesa

Jen Stout
Hosted by Tim Jones

As a teenager in Shetland, Jen Stout fell in love with Russia and, later, Ukraine – their languages, cultures, and histories. Although life kept gett…

Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky, "Empire of Refugees: North Caucasian Muslims and the Late Ottoman State" (Stanford UP, 2024)

April 23, 2024

Empire of Refugees

Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky
Hosted by Reuben Silverman

Between the 1850s and World War I, about one million North Caucasian Muslims sought refuge in the Ottoman Empire. This resettlement of Muslim refugees…

Asif Siddiqi on Rockets, Prisons, Pop Songs, and So Much More

April 22, 2024

Asif Siddiqi on Rockets, Prisons, Pop Songs, and So Much More

Asif Siddiqi
Hosted by Lee Vinsel

Peoples & Things host, Lee Vinsel, talks with Asif Siddiqi, Professor of History at Fordham University, about the arc of his career and his wide-rangi…

Steven Ujifusa, "The Last Ships from Hamburg: Business, Rivalry, and the Race to Save Russia's Jews on the Eve of World War I" (HarperCollins, 2023)

April 15, 2024

The Last Ships from Hamburg

Steven Ujifusa
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

Over thirty years, from 1890 to 1921, 2.5 million Jews, fleeing discrimination and violence in their homelands of Eastern Europe, arrived in the Unite…

Egor Lazarev, "State-Building as Lawfare: Custom, Sharia, and State Law in Postwar Chechnya" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

April 13, 2024

State-Building as Lawfare

Egor Lazarev
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

State-Building as Lawfare: Custom, Sharia, and State Law in Postwar Chechnya (Cambridge University Press, 2023) by Dr. Egor Lazarev explores the use o…

Maria Snegovaya, "When Left Moves Right: The Decline of the Left and the Rise of the Populist Right in Postcommunist Europe" (Oxford UP, 2024)

April 13, 2024

When Left Moves Right

Maria Snegovaya
Hosted by Jeff Adler

In her new book, When Left Moves Right: The Decline of the Left and the Rise of the Populist Right in Postcommunist Europe (Oxford University Press, 2…

Louis Howard Porter, "Reds in Blue: UNESCO, World Governance, and the Soviet Internationalist Imagination" (Oxford UP, 2023)

April 4, 2024

Reds in Blue

Louis Howard Porter
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Before Josef Stalin's death in 1953, the USSR had, at best, an ambivalent relationship with noncommunist international organisations. Although it had …

Alexandrina Vanke, "The Urban Life of Workers in Post-Soviet Russia: Engaging in Everyday Struggle" (Manchester UP, 2024)

April 1, 2024

The Urban Life of Workers in Post-Soviet Russia

Alexandrina Vanke
Hosted by Anna Zhelnina

Despite the intense processes of deindustrialisation around the world, the working class continues to play an important role in post-industrial societ…

Kevin P. Reihle, "The Russian FSB: A Concise History of the Federal Security Service" (Georgetown UP, 2024)

March 26, 2024

The Russian FSB

Kevin P. Riehle

Since its founding in 1995, the FSB, Russia's Federal Security Service, has regained the majority of the domestic security functions of the Soviet-era…