Daily Archives: February 15, 2011

Creating Cover Stories: A National Pastime

This coming April 12 marks the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight into space. In honor of that jubilee, and also because I’m finishing a biography on the world’s first cosmonaut, I’ll be blogging on and off about various … Continue reading

Posted in Cold War, Soviet Era 1917-1991 | 2 Comments

The Way Back: Cold War Emotions Revived?

  Just before Christmas I saw the newly released The Way Back, in many ways a typical escape story. Directed by Peter Weir, the film tells the incredible story of how a young Polish officer, arrested in 1939 and sent … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Gulag, Soviet Era 1917-1991 | 6 Comments

An Academic Russian History Blog?

Welcome to the Russian history blog.  For my first post, I thought I’d start to lay out a little bit of what I was thinking when I asked this great collection of colleagues to join me in this new venture.  … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Russian History | 3 Comments