The Russian Revolution as Past Made Present
Mikhail Zygar’s The Empire Must Die provides a narrative timeline for the Russian Revolution as an allegory for Russia’s present.
The Materiality of Russian Oil
I review Doug Rogers’ deconstruction of oil—not to uncover its relations of production—to trace the dispersion of its value in shaping the post-Soviet province of Perm.
The Russian Revolution as Utopian Leap in the Open Air of History
Mark Steinberg on the symbolism of angels, wings, and flight in the Russian Revolution.