Gabba Gabba Hoosier, Rocket to Richmond: Soviet Citizens in Indiana

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Two Richmond Pal-Item headlines from 1989. By Evan Ash This is the third in the “Pulling Back The Iron Curtain” series of blog posts from Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies that document and offer reflection on … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary, Tovarishch: Richmond Youngsters in Russia

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Article from 1989 in the Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) By Evan R. Ash This is the second in the “Pulling Back The Iron Curtain” series of blog posts from Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies that document and offer reflection … Continue reading

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Populism: East European Developments from a Global Perspective

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Victor Orban and Vladimir Putin, 2014.  Wikimedia Commons By Silas Birdsell Populism is an increasingly important aspect of domestic and international politics across the world. One region where populism is most deeply entrenched is Eastern Europe. Populist parties are the … Continue reading

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Pulling Back the Iron Curtain: Re-examining Richmond and Serpukhov

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Panorama of 19th Century Serpukhov.  Source:  Wikimedia Commons. By Evan Ash This is the first in a series of blog posts from Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies that document and offer reflection on Richmond, Indiana’s Sister … Continue reading

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Estonia’s Beauty at 100

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By Emily Erdmann Every souvenir shop proudly displays the 100 logo in their window, and even the local chocolate brand, Kalev, has put a new batch in circulation just for the occasion. So, I met a guy in a bar … Continue reading

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The Jewish 1917

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A Bundist Demonstration, 1917. By Terry Tait On 13 November, Professor Michael Hickey visited Miami University to give a talk on Russia’s Jewish community in the context of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. Hickey, a professor of history at Bloomsburg … Continue reading

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