CESSI Lecture Series: Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan
A lecture given by Artemy Kalinovsky, Professor of Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Studies, Temple University
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Artemy Kalinovsky’s "Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan" investigates the Soviet effort to make the promises of decolonization a reality by looking at the politics and practices of economic development in central Asia between World War II and the collapse of the Soviet Union. In this talk, Kalinovsky will review the book’s findings and the questions they raised, and discuss his experience with archives, memoirs, and oral history.