About A. Nelson

I am a historian of Russia with expertise in cultural history and emerging interests in animal studies and environmental history. My current research projects include studies of the Soviet space dogs, the significance of the Belyaev fox domestication project, and the cultural implications of domestication, particularly in Eurasia.

Comment on The Major Themes of Russian History by A. Nelson

What a great way to conclude your blog for the course! Looking back at all of your posts and seeing how the limited effectiveness of reform influenced so many aspects of the Soviet experience gives your blog a nice cohesiveness and helps orient the reader. Of course one could also find themes of radical social transformation and overcoming adversity in the same places you see stagnation. It all depends on your frame of reference. Good job!

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