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Minds under Siege: Diaries of the Leningrad Blockade

Start Date and Time:

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 4:00PM

End Date and Time:

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:00PM


Alexis Peri (Department Of History - Boston University)

Drawing on 125 unpublished diaries from the Soviet archives, this lecture offers an intimate look at the Leningrad Blockade, one of the longest and deadliest sieges in history. The talk examines how Leningraders trapped inside the city came to intellectual grips with extreme starvation and isolation. In the process of contemplating the meaning of their suffering, they placed themselves, their city, and the Soviet experience under a critical microscope.


  • Centre for European Russian and Eurasian Studies

Contact Information

Lynne Viola


Room 108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs; 1 Devonshire Place M5S 3K7




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