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Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila Fitzpatrick is an Australian historian, whose main subjects are history of the Soviet Union and history of modern Russia. She is the author of The Shortest History of the Soviet Union.

What Was the Soviet Union?

Owen Hatherly sits down with historian Sheila Fitzpatrick to discuss how her work challenged orthodox understandings of the USSR — how its dissolution shaped the politics of modern-day Russia and the former socialist republics.