Valerie Kivelson and Ronald Suny, “Russia’s Empires” (Oxford UP, 2016)
Names can be deceiving. Americans call the area where Moscow’s writ runs “Russia.” But the official name of this place is the “Russian Federation.” Federation of what, you ask? Well, there are a lot of people who live in “Russia”… Read More
Tatyana V. Bakhmetyeva, “Mother of the Church” (Northern Illinois UP, 2016)
In Mother of the Church: Sofia Svechina, the Salon, and the Politics of Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Russia and France (Northern Illinois University Press, 2016), Tatyana V. Bakhmetyeva explores an influential figure in the history of Russian Catholicism. A Russian noblewoman… Read More
Christine E. Evans, “Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television” (Yale UP, 2016)
In Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television (Yale University Press, 2016), Christine E. Evans reveals that Soviet television in the Brezhnev era was anything but boring. Whether producing music shows such as Little Blue Flame,… Read More
Dan Healey, “Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi” (Bloomsbury, 2017)
In 2013, when the Russian State Duma passed a law banning the propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships to minors, some rushed to boycott Russian vodka. In Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi (Bloomsbury, 2017), Dan Healey provides historical context for… Read More
Christopher J. Lee, “Soviet Journey: A Critical Annotated Edition” (Lexington Books, 2017)
Kimberly speaks with Dr. Christopher J. Lee about his newest book A Soviet Journey: A Critical Annotated Edition (Lexington Books, 2017). A Soviet Journey was a travel memoir written by South African writer and anti-apartheid activist, Alex La Guma. The… Read More
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