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Serhii Plokhy: ‘Americans objected to Stalinism, not socialism’

The Harvard historian on the tale of a US-Soviet operation in 1944 – and his fascination with Britain’s angry young menSerhii Plokhy graduated as historian from the University of Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1980, the same year that Nikita Khrushchev once predicted that Christ would return to Earth in communist form. “That’s a mistake cults often make,” he says. “When doomsday doesn’t happen, people begin to question you.”Plokhy witnessed the slow collapse of the USSR and, in 1991, the emergence of an independent Ukraine. He moved to Canada in 1994 and is now professor of Ukrainian …read more

Source:: The Guardian


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