The Collapse of the Soviet Union

This week’s podcast is the fifth event from Pitt REEES Spring Interview Series Openness, Acceleration, Restructuring: The Soviet 1980s.

Go here for all the events in the series.


Vladislav Zubok is professor of international history at the London School of Economics. He has authored several books on the Cold War, the Soviet Union, Stalinism, and Russia’s intellectual history in the 20th century. His new book is Collapse: The End of the Soviet Union published by Yale University Press.


Killing Joke, “Empire Song,” Revelations, 1982.