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Thursday, September 12

Producing Power: The History of the Soviet Nuclear Industry
4:00 pm
Sonja D. Schmid, Department of Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech.
229 Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office and European Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Department of Communications, Department of History, Cultural Studies Program and World History Center
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The Chernobyl disaster immediately comes to mind when we think of the Soviet nuclear industry. What about the history of Soviet nuclear power in the four decades prior? This live interview with Sonja Schmid will explore the development of the Soviet nuclear industry from the 1950s to Chernobyl to shed light on its institutional, technological, social, and political development.

This event is a part of the REEES Fall Speaker Series "Nuclear Fallout: Science and Society in Eurasia"