Man tears down Lenin's image

Former Soviet citizens and American scholars discuss the excitement and anxiety that surrounded the fall of the USSR.

Aurélie Bros, Mariana Budjeryn, and Megan Race.

Aurélie Bros, Mariana Budjeryn, and Megan Race will join the Davis Center as postdoctoral fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Meduza's Anna Veduta

Anna Veduta of the independent media outlet Meduza discusses the challenges of journalism in Russia and the media landscape surrounding the recent Russian presidential election.

Women's March

In honor of International Women's Day, we've combed through our audio archives to bring you a selection of recordings on the role of women in the societies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. 

Cris Martin next to bowl of soup

"One of my favorite things to do with high school students," writes Outreach Director Cris Martin, "is to encourage them to consider history through an alternative perspective—in this case, not the American perspective but the Soviet." 

Original building, Russian Research Center

Seventy years ago today, the Russian Research Center opened its doors at Harvard University. Much has changed, yet much remains the same.

Applying for the Davis Center’s 2018–2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships? Read these tips from our staff to strengthen your application!

Anne Applebaum is author of "Red Famine"

Anne Applebaum talks about her new book, Red Famine, in which she argues that the 1932–1933 famine in the Soviet Union was part of a deliberate operation by Stalin to rid the USSR of Ukrainian opposition.

Genesis Philanthropy Group

The Davis Center and Genesis Philanthropy Group announce the launch of a series of events on Harvard's campus focused on Russian-speaking Jewry.

1917 Research Guide

With the official anniversary of the October Revolution upon us, Harvard’s libraries and archives offer endless opportunities to dig into the year 1917.