SPREES Spring Lecture Series: ‘Kyiv As Regime City: The Return of Soviet Power after Nazi Occupation’

Attend This Book Talk with Links to (and Illustrations of) Events in Today’s Ukraine.

SPREES Visiting History Professor Martin Blackwell, PhD, will talk about his book, “Kyiv As Regime City: The Return of Soviet Power after Nazi Occupation,” on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lynn Presentation Room in the Rinker Welcome Center.  Cultural Credit will be provided.

Kyiv as Regime City charts the resettlement of the Ukrainian capital after Nazi occupation, focusing on the efforts of returning Soviet rulers to regain legitimacy within a Moscow-centered regime still attending to the war front. Beginning with the Ukrainian Communists’ inability to both purge their capital city of “socially dangerous” people and prevent the arrival of “unorganized” evacuees from the rear, this talk chronicles how a socially and ethnically diverse milieu of Kyivans reassembled after many years of violence and terror.