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New Publication: Morrison on the legacy of the Russian empire

Our colleague Dr Alexander Morrison has just published a chapter in an edited volume:

“The Russian Empire and the Soviet Union: too soon to talk of echoes?”, in: K. 32 more words

Soviet History

Melanie Ilic at BASEES conference 2015

Last weekend, I attended the annual British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) conference at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge. The BASEES conference now serves as the major European platform for researchers in Russian and East European area studies and the number of delegates is growing steadily. 254 more words

Melanie Ilic

Journey Into the Whirlwind, by Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg

Journey Into the Whirlwind is an autobiographical account of the Eugenia Ginzburg’s experiences during the Stalinist terror in the Soviet Union. Ultimately she was incarcerated for about twenty years in various prisons and then in labor camps in Siberia, but the book covers only the first three years or so of that. 1,599 more words


New Communist History Online Resources

Just a quick post to let those interested in Communist history that there are two new online resources to play with!

Firstly, the Russian Archives have now made… 148 more words

Contemporary History

Thing to do: Soyuz 2@CosmoCaixa

Let’s take some interstellar journey today.

The astronautics chronicle has always had two stories, the official versions and the plot of the facts, both version were wide different, and this is the story of Ivan Istochnikov. 231 more words


History Reading Circle: Penati on land organisation in Uzbekistan

On Monday 11 March at 7pm in the Faculty Lounge we are going to meet to discuss Beatrice Penati‘s paper

‘Experimental districts’ and wholesale land organisation in the Uzbek SSR (1927-1929) 22 more words

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H. G. Wells on Stalin

“I confess that I approached Stalin with a certain amount of suspicion and prejudice. A picture had been built up in my mind of a very reserved and self-centred fanatic, a despot without vices, a jealous monopolizer of power. 307 more words