Tag Archives: Socialism

Soviet Union as “Empire of Friends”

A review of Friendship of the Peoples: Soviet-Czechoslovak Cultural and Social Contacts from the Battle for Prague to the Prague Spring, 1945-1969, by Rachel Leah…

Mortality Crisis in Post-Soviet Russia

A review of Death and Freedom in Post-Soviet Russia: An Ethnography of a Mortality Crisis, by Michelle Parsons. Michelle Parsons’ dissertation takes an ethnographic approach…

Self-Immolation in Soviet Lithuania

A review of A Death Transformed: The Political and Social Consequences of Romas Kalanta’s Self Immolation, Soviet Lithuania, 1972, by Amanda Jeanne Swain.  Why did…

Soviet Childhood in the Age of Revolution

A review of Empire’s Children: Soviet Childhood in the Age of Revolution, by Loraine de la Fe. Loraine de la Fe’s dissertation is an impressive…