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Juliane Fürst

Juliane Fürst teaches modern European history at Bristol University.

In Simferopol

Juliane Fürst, 20 March 2014

People here don’t like Ukrainian politics, she said. Who would? Who could like somebody who had had a gold toilet installed? Yet Crimea had voted overwhelmingly for Yanukovich several times. What she was really saying that people don’t like post-Soviet life.

Stalin v Emigrés

Sheila Fitzpatrick, 8 March 2012

The Soviet Union claimed leadership of the world revolution in the 1920s and 1930s – not surprisingly, since of all the European upheavals at the end of the First World War, theirs was the...

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