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Celebrating Crime and Punishment at 150

The year 2016 marked 150 years since the first publication of Crime and Punishment. To celebrate the novel’s anniversary Kate Holland and Katherine Bowers co-organized a global outreach program, “Crime and Punishment at 150”.

They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide: An Interview with Ronald Grigor Suny

Norman B. Naimark interviews 2016 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize winner Ronald Grigor Suny about his prize winning book, "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide.

Misbehaving Women and the Russian Revolutions of 1917

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild discusses the question of the role of women and gender in the key Russian historic events of 1917.

CCNY and Harvard U Launch Russia Matters Website

Carnegie Corporation of New York, in partnership with Harvard University’s Belfer Center, launches Russia Matters, a new website that seeks to inform the debate on Russia in the United States with data-driven analyses and facts.

Reading Mayakovsky in Sao Paulo: Boris Schnaiderman and the Legacy of Russian Studies in Brazil

Cassio de Oliveira describes Boris Schnaiderman’s legacy as a translator and scholar of Russian literature in Brazil.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Archives Online

The archives of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) contain the RFE, RL, and RFE/RL research reports on developments in the Soviet Union and Central/Eastern Europe that were an important source of information about the region for scholars, journalists, and government officials. Many of these archival resources have been digitized and placed online.

Area Studies and the "False Song of Globalism"

Padraic Kenney's Presidential Address at the 48th Annual ASEEES Convention discusses recent global changes and the question of: how do we put forward a regional approach in an era at once global and anti-global?

The Pedagogy of Images: Depicting Communism for Children

Serguei A. Oushakine of Princeton University discusses Soviet children's literature style, including aspects such as the literature content and the graphic images.

Diffusion, Carnegie Corporation's Podcast, is Starting a Series Called Russia in Focus

CCNY is starting a podcast series called “Russia in Focus” featuring a dozen episodes, each one addressing an important issue in US-Russia relations with input from top experts in the field.

What Have We Learned, and Not Learned, from a Quarter-Century of Transition

Harley Balzer of Georgetown University discusses lessons learned from a quarter-century perspective of the "Transition to Communism", focusing largely on the lesson that China's surprising success challenges many assumptions and presents a stunning contrast to Russia.

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