The National and Social Identities of the Russian Intelligentsia

By Zinaida Osipova Ideas of nationalism, nation-states and national identity made their way to history relatively recently, yet they have caused numerous military conflicts, introduced new ways of categorizing people, and led to creation of political entities based on these … Continue reading

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“To an ally and friend, from my country and family to yours”

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By Joe Margevicius I had been told to arrive early to the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense because I would need to go through a security screening, and so I did. Upon arriving I called my contact and bided my time … Continue reading

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Living by History: A Week in St. Petersburg

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By August Hagemann This month, I had the incredible honor to spend a week in St. Petersburg, Russia, on a student research grant in memory of Dr. Karen Dawisha.  My goal was to begin examining how the famous writer Fedor … Continue reading

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Sizing up the Competition: Alternate Perceptions of the US and USSR during the Cold War

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By Avery Comar The Cold War dominates scholarly analysis of the post-World War II period, and for good reason. In the post-war decades, fear of nuclear eradication began to dominate the everyday lives of average people across the globe, and … Continue reading

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Elena Rodina on the Determination of Journalists in the Caucasus

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Image from Molodezh’ Dagestana website, a major newspaper in the Republic. By Emily Tatum The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies concluded its Colloquium lecture series on “Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad” Monday, April 22, with guest … Continue reading

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The True Nature of Truth and Power in Romania: A conversation with Herta Müller

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By Emily Erdmann On Tuesday, April 23rd, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies hosted its annual lecture, one that capped the year-long focus on the nature of truth and power. The Center invited Herta Müller, the 2009 Nobel … Continue reading

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