Letters to Perestroika

This interview is the second in the Pitt REEES Spring Series “Openness, Acceleration, Restructuring: The Soviet 1980s.” See the full schedule.


Courtney Doucette is Assistant Professor of History at the State University of New York at Oswego, where she teaches courses in modern Russian, European, and gender history. Her book-in-progress, Perestroika: The Last Attempt to Make the New Soviet Person, 1985-1991 examines how Gorbachev-era reform emerged from the longstanding Soviet effort to transform citizens into upstanding participants in the creation of socialism.


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