Research Projects

"To Baikonur and Beyond!" The Legacy of the Space Race in Kazakhstan

Lexi Wallace (Carleton College)

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Digital Garden: Conflict between Republic of Moldova and Prednedstrovian Moldovan Republic

Marqualand Norris (Swarthmore College)

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Fraternity of the Peoples: Limits of Brotherhood in Central Asia's Fergana Valley

Kristie Moore (University of California, Berkeley)

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The Soviet Impact on the Mexican Communist Movement

Christian Milford Ortiz (University of Miami)

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Digital timeline of protests and political change in Kyrgyzstan from 1995-2018

Aylar Atadurdyyeva (University of Kansas) & Isabelle Kinney (Arizona State University)

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Digital timeline of the Siege of Leningrad

Lorena Campos-Castro, Seth Jones & Rosa Lovo (University of Richmond)

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Kennan Institute Blog Post: "Putin’s “Popular Monarchism” Leads Russia into Ruin"

Raneil Smith (University of Miami) & De'Vonte Tinsley (Virginia Tech)

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Storymap Project "The Enforcers: Weaponized Resentment, Anti-Caucasian Violence and the 2010 Manezhnaya Square Riots"

Anna Natasha Raezer (University of Arkansas)

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Expanding on the Tunguska Explosion

Damian Cabrera (University of Illinois at Chicago), Justin Mackie (University of Arizona), Linda Zhou (Stanford University), Ollie Mason (Howard University)

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Dissatisfaction of People’s Medicine: The Effects of Politicized State Medicine

Dani Massey (Lawrence University), Sonya Gupta (University of Illinois at Chicago), Zakkaria Reaves (Howard University)

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Legislating Language: Public Perception and Social Media in the Sakha Republic and the Republic of Buryatia, 2018-2021

Dana Brouillard (University of Arizona), Juliette Oliver (University of California, Los Angeles)

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Homosexuality in the ‘Bulwarks of Christendom’: LGBT Rights and European Identities in Post-Socialist Poland and Croatia

Beatrice Washburn (University of Arizona)

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The Soviet Union’s Role in Promoting Black Radicalism in the Developing World

Belyn Peters (California State University, Los Angeles), Francia Pressard (Howard University), Lina Felix (Howard University), Stephen Octable (Howard University)

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Black Russians and Race in the Soviet Union

Rosa Lovo, Brendi Wilmore

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Indigenous Cultural Revitalization in the Sakha Republic

Dana Brouillard, Emily Nunes

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Restoring the Ice Age in an Attempt to Combat Climate Change

Aissa Dearing, Gloria Cheung

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State and Peasant Response to the Russian Famine of 1921-1922

Robert Jimenez, De’Vonte Tinsley, Freya Regan, Damian Cabrera

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The Writers of the Afro-Asian Writers’ Association

Belyn Peters, Syeira Stephens, Sophia Williams

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Wings and Chains: Queer Russian Literature as a Means of Combating Contemporary Legislative Erasure