Nina Tumarkin


Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies, Professor of History and Director of Russian Area Studies, Wellesley College

Center Associate
Russian national and multinational identity
current Russian ideology
World War II as reality and contested memory
Soviet political culture
Russian, Soviet History.
Current Project
Politics of the Past in Putin's Russia.
Foreign Language


, History
, Harvard University
Selected Publications

The Living and the Dead: The Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia (Basic Books, 1994, 1995).

Lenin Lives! The Lenin Cult in Soviet Russia (Harvard UP, 1983, Enlarged paperback edition, 1997).

Review of A European Memory? Contested Histories and Politics of Remembrance, ed. Malgorzata Pakier and Bo Strath, (Berghahn Books, 2010), Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 16, Number 3 (2014).

Review of Stories of the Soviet Experience: Memoirs, Diaries, Dreams by Irina Paperno, (Cornell UP, 2009), American Historical Review, (2012) 117 (3) 698.

Review, Rappaport, Helen. Conspirator: Lenin in Exile. New York: Basic Books, 2010, Russian Review, 04/2012, 71, Issue (2) 340-341