Author Archives: Stephen Norris

Capable in Theory: Russia’s Capacity for War in 1917

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Recently demobilized soldiers, 1917.  Source:  https://russiainphoto.ru/ By August Hagemann On November 6th, 2017, Miami University’s Havighurst Center hosted the fifth speaker in its Fall Colloquium Series – Professor Eric Lohr of American University.  Lohr focused on the topic of an article … Continue reading

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A Miamian in Piter, Thanks to the Gilman Fellowship

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By Nicholas Rackers Like most Americans, I’m descended from immigrants who came to this country in search of a better life. Most Americans are able to live their lives without thinking much of their heritage, but from a young age … Continue reading

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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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