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RUDN Journal Vol 19, No 1 (2020): THE LIFE OF THE NATIONS OF THE USSR BETWEEN 1920-1950

Dear Colleagues,

RUDN Journal / Вестник Российского университета дружбы народов. Серия: История России has published a special issue, curated by David Brandenberger and Peter Blitstein, that contains, among others, articles by Blitstein and Isabelle Kaplan and an interview with David Brandenberger. It can be accessed here:


Request For Information About Paul Willen

I am compiling a collection of critiques of Isaac Deutscher and I have come across a couple of articles on him by Paul Willen. I have so far discovered that Willen was a graduate of the Russian Institute at Columbia University, and was a fairly frequent commentator on Soviet and East European cultural and political affairs, writing in The Antioch ReviewProblems of Communism, Dissent, Commentary, The Reporter and The New Republic from the early 1950s to the early 1960s.

Open online events of the summer school “Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Perspectives”

Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (HSE, Moscow) is happy to invite you to open lectures of the summer school “Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Perspectives.” Three lectures will be streamed online in the time indicated below (Moscow time!) at the Youtube channel of the summer school (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnT_AxLYPRHz9YdPed9j3Tg):