This is a blog for use in both of my HIS 241 and HIS 242 Russian history survey courses at Northern Virginia Community College.

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28 May 2014

Ukraine and Russia

The presidential election has taken place in Ukraine, and there is a duly-elected president now.  Civil unrest continues in the east; and no one is sure what Putin is up to, except Putin himself, and why do Russians have to call their brothers in Ukraine "fascists"?  And where to rebels in eastern Ukraine go to buy anti-aircraft batteries? It is all very confusing.

Set of Podcasts on the Jews of Russia

Shimson Ayzenberg, PhD student at Stanford, has done three podcasts so far on the history of Jews in Russia.