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Date Title & Description Contributors
2024-06-10

  Soviet Afghan War and Islam

Guest: Vassily Klimentov on A Slow Reckoning: The USSR, the Afghan Communists, and Islam published by Cornell University Press. The post Soviet Afghan War and Islam appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author
2024-06-03

  Populist Elitism in Russia and the US

Guest: Alexandar Mikhailovic on the unlikely convergence of the American and Russian far-right. The post Populist Elitism in Russia and the US appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author
2024-05-20

  Soviet Industrial Ecology

Guest: Elena Kochetkova on wood, forests and industrial ecology in the Soviet Union. The post Soviet Industrial Ecology appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author
2024-05-13

  Everyday War in Donbas

Guest: Greta Uehling on the ethics of care in Everyday War: The Conflict over Donbas, Ukraine published by Cornell University Press. The post Everyday War in Donbas appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author
2024-05-06

  Sugarland

Guest: Artan Hoxha on his new book, Sugarland: The Transformation of the Countryside in Communist Albania published by Central European University Press. The post Sugarland appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author
2024-04-29

  Citizen Poet

Guest: Russian poet Dmitrii Bykov on the War in Ukraine, the role of art in politics, satire, his poisoning in 2019, protest, love and family. The post Citizen Poet appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author
2024-04-22

  Baku Oil and the Soviet State

Guest: Sara Brinegar on her book The Power and Politics of Oil in the Soviet South Caucasus: Periphery Unbound, 1920-29 published by Bloomsbury. The post Baku Oil and the Soviet State appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author
2024-04-15

  Gleaning for Communism

Guest: Xenia Cherkaev on her book Gleaning for Communism: The Soviet Socialist Household in Theory and Practice published by Cornell University Press. The post Gleaning for Communism appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author
2024-04-08

  The Tunguska Mystery

Guest: Andy Bruno on his new book Tunguska: A Siberian Mystery and its Environmental Legacy published by Cambridge University Press. The post The Tunguska Mystery appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author
2024-04-01

  Sesame Street in Russia

Guest: Natasha Lance Rogoff on making Sesame Street in Russia in the turbulent 1990s. The post Sesame Street in Russia appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
  The Eurasian Knot author