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Seminar: Khalid on the Russian Revolution and Muslim Culture

The History programme in HPRS is happy to host the talk by

Adeeb Khalid (Carleton College, USA)

A Revolution of the Mind:

Contests over Muslim Culture in the Age of the Russian Revolution… 363 more words


Joint ENU-NU-KarGU seminar: The October Revolution and Kazakhstan

The History Faculty, Chair of History of Kazakhstan, of the Eurasian National University “Gumilev” (Astana),

the History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies department of Nazarbayev University (Astana) 135 more words


Life in a Post-Soviet Melting Pot

These days the museum has no ticket office, schedule, or employees. An elderly Georgian man named Soso, who introduced himself as a former KGB colonel, guides the tours.

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History Reading Circle: Penati on early Soviet water law

The History Reading Circle is back after the Winter break. Our first meeting for 2017 will be on Tuesday 31 January at 1pm, venue TBA. 583 more words


Svetlana Alexievich: Second-hand Time

I really don’t know where to start with this book: it’s probably the most harrowing thing I’ve ever read, and will go around in my head for ages. 631 more words


What was the significance of the international situation to the unfolding of the 'Great Terror'?

The 1930s were an increasingly precarious time internationally for the Soviet Union. Hostility towards the regime had been commonplace in the previous decade; but the rise of the Nazis in 1933, who were outwardly and aggressively hostile to the USSR both in its anti-communism and in its pursuit of Anschluss (expansion eastwards), intensified the uncertain position of the USSR on the international stage. 3,653 more words


Did the 'Great Terror' reflect the 'Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks', as J. Arch Getty has asserted?

J. Arch Getty is one of the leading historians of the Great Terror. In The Road to Terror, published in 1999, one of his fundamental arguments is that the Terror was a part of the the Bolshevik Party’s own self-destruction. 3,206 more words