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Soviet Christmas...Communist Christmas? Oxymoron?

When communists came to power in Russia in 1917, they banned religion and Christmas. But people wanted to celebrate and decorate their “New Year’s” (the new official name) trees. 18 more words


Time for Co-Learning

It’s week thirteen of the semester and I no longer pretend I’m going to catch up. Read, make, watch and blog half of what I want to for… 1,148 more words

New Media Seminar

De-Stalinisation Reconsidered

My chapter ‘Contesting Inequality: Khrushchev and the Revival of the “Woman Question”’ has recently been published in a volume on essays edited by colleagues in Germany: … 171 more words

Melanie Ilic

Baltic Chain, Remembered, or History Lingers

People with flags kept passing by us. Not just Lithuanian flags, which would be slightly more expected given that I was in Vilnius, but also Estonian and Latvian flags. 1,200 more words