Stephen Lovell

Stephen Lovell is a professor of modern history at King’s College London.

The Dzhaz Age: ‘Moscow 1937’

Stephen Lovell, 17 July 2014

Over​ the last thirty years, Karl Schlögel has been the most distinguished flâneur among historians of Russia. A sense of place – both as the setting for human encounters and something that conditions cultural and intellectual life – has informed much of his work. In 1984 he published Moskau lesen, an essayistic exploration of the Soviet capital, while his later books...

The Good Old Days: The Dacha-Owning Classes

Sheila Fitzpatrick, 9 October 2003

Who could ever forget everyday life in the old Soviet Union? The sheer oddness of the way the place functioned, the incongruity between functioning and pretension. The discomfort and...

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