The Eurasian Knot sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

The Eurasian Knot dispels the stereotypes and myths about the region with lively stories and informative interviews on Eurasia’s complex past, present, and future. New episodes drop weekly with an eclectic mix of topics from punk rock to Putin, and everything in-between.

Guest: Sasha Senderovich on How the Soviet Jew Was Made published by Harvard University Press. The post Making the Soviet Jew appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
Guest: Erik Scott on defection, the Cold War, and the regulation of borders and movement in a globalizing world. The post Defection and the Cold War appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.
Roma Shatrov is the founder of the Silent Cape Nature Park in Sakhalin. Irina Grudova is Ainu, the indigenous inhabitants of Sakhalin. Roma is obsessed with Ainu history and culture and has dedicated the Silent Cape to revitalizing their tradition. Irina is a local Ainu activist and is skeptical...
Guest: Ilya Vinitsky on the persistence of fakes, forgeries, and frauds in Russian literary culture. The post Fakes, Forgeries, and Frauds appeared first on The Eurasian Knot.

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Project GO scholarships from the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies provide full scholarships to ROTC students enrolled at any... Learn more >
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