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Student reviews of guest lectures

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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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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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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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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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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