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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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A Shattered Empire: Reflections on Revolution and Shards of Human Experience

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Konstantin Yuon, A New Planet, 1921. By Jacob Bruggeman To the historian, claims of history’s irrelevance, be it history as a disciple or a hobby, always appear confused, for critically reflecting on the past is arguably the best way to … Continue reading

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Life as a Graduate Student in Washington, D.C.

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By Emily Walton, Class of 2016 Though all roads do not lead to Oxford, Ohio, I recently found myself yearning to go back to my alma mater, Miami University. This is simply because I missed Miami and all the great … Continue reading

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What Does Putin Want?

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From Super Putin vs The World:  http://superputin.win/episode7.html By Ivan Grek “Who is Mr. Putin?” For a long time this question preoccupied western media and western analysts, who offered a range of answers in order to comprehend the behavior of the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights in Moscow

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The author coaching American football in Moscow. By Keary Iarussi “So you play rugby?” – that is the question most Russians ask when I tell them I’m involved with American football here. And when I tell people back home, I’m … Continue reading

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Returning to Kazakhstan

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The author with a portrait of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev By Jonathon Dreeze             Despite having been in Kazakhstan twice before, I had never visited the country’s capital, Astana. My dissertation is on Soviet propaganda in Central Asia, specifically Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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