Fur Coat

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Community College Dean
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Introduction The author studied European history and literature (but alas not the Russian language) at Georgetown University, McGill University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his doctorate in management at the University of Maryland. He is currently the dean of arts and sciences at a community college in Illinois. Views expressed on the blog are his own. The author welcomes ideas for academic or creative collaboration.
Interests Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russian literature, Russian poetry, Eastern Europe, Communism, Leftism, Anarchism, Lenin, Trotsky, Bolsheviks, 1917, October Revolution, Cold War, Russian Intellectual History, Soviet Cultural History, Soviet Economy, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Chekhov, Solzhenitsyn, Gulag, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Socialism, Gogol, Turgenev, Rasputin, Romanov, Czars, Sakharov, U.S.S.R., Jewish history, Baltic history, Stalin, Bukharin, Atheism, Third International, Comitern, Fourth International, Marx, Engels, Bakunin, Labor History, Proletariat, Revolution, Comparative Revolutions, French Revolution, 1905, Russian Film, Eisenstein, Nicholas II, Molotov, Tunisan Revolution
Favorite Movies Dr. Zhivago, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, The Agony, Happiness, Twilight of a Woman's Soul
Favorite Books War and Peace, Dead Souls, Crime and Punishment, Fathers and Sons, St. Petersburg