Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Environmental Change in the Soviet Union

A review of Making Nature Modern: Economic Transformation and the Environment in the Soviet North, by Andy Bruno. Did the Soviet Union perpetrate ecocide to…

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…

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…

Esperanto & Historical Imagination

Esperanto and Historical Imagination In early summer 1932, an anonymous Soviet functionary opened an envelope containing a formal invitation for the Soviet Union to participate…