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Inside the Stalin Archives: Discovering the New Russia

Jonathan Brent, executive director and CEO of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, is the director of Yale University Press" Stalin Digital Archive Project. In 2007, the government of the Russian Federation granted Brent privileged access to its Stalin materials, which he used to found the Stalin Digital Archive project, funded by The Andrew Mellon Foundation. Brent will speak about his experiences in the Soviet archives and Russia, and explain how the Soviet past as reflected in these archives pertains to the present state of Russian society and government. He will also discuss the revival of the Stalin cult today throughout Russian society.

Speaker Jonathan Brent


Wed, Jan. 13, 2010
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


Rice University's Baker Institute