Conspiracy Theories in Russia Today

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Cover for Nikolai Starikov’s book:  February 1917:  Revolution or Special Operation?   By Ali Forster This year marks the centennial of the Russian revolution. To commemorate 1917, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies has hosted a number of colloquia … Continue reading

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Encountering an Unfamiliar Past: A Visit to the Blavatnik Archive Exhibit

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By Addison Caruso When people in the United States tend to think of World War II, the ideas that come to mind are movies such as Saving Private Ryan and heroic American forces defeating evil Nazis on the western front … Continue reading

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Blood and Cotton in Turkestan

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By Nick Rackers In the midst of the Great War, a rebellion in the Russian colony of Turkestan broke out in 1916. Between World War I and the Russian Revolutions, the Turkestan revolt is often overlooked, but it changed the … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodoxy in Revolution

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By Autumn Harriger When people hear the word ‘revolution,’ for the most part, they think of violence, destruction, and executions. However, revolutions also present opportunities for change. In her lecture, “Confession in a Time of Revolution: The Sacrament and the … Continue reading

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How to Commemorate What’s Still Present: The Russian Revolution in 2017

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Soldiers of the Petrograd Garrison after they mutinied in February 1917.  Photo by Karl Brulla.  From https://russiainphoto.ru. By August Hagemann On Monday, September 11th, 2017, Miami University’s Havighurst Center kicked off its Fall 2017 Colloquia Series by hosting Dr. Donald Raleigh, … Continue reading

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Blasting Open the Continuum of History: Why Study the Russian Revolution?

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ROSTA Window by Vladimir Mayakovsky By Erica Edwards Revolutions, as a concept, seize the human attention. A revolution is often laden with the regalia of palace intrigue, the impudence of popular protest, and are immortalized as paragons of heroism. La … Continue reading

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