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The Rise and Fall of the Baggy-Trousered Barbarians

Sheila Fitzpatrick: Soviet historiography, 19 August 2004

Vixi: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger 
by Richard Pipes.
Yale, 264 pp., £19.95, January 2004, 0 300 10165 1
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Adventures in Russian Historical Research: Reminiscences of American Scholars from the Cold War to the Present 
edited by Samuel Baron and Cathy Frierson.
Sharpe, 272 pp., £18.50, June 2003, 9780765611970
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... historians of Russia, funded by the US government, became acutely suspect.’ One of the editors, Cathy Frierson, who was a student of Pipes’s at Harvard, made the mistake of admitting this connection in her application and as a result became a ‘target for Soviet anger’, and was denied access to key archives. For the exchange scholars – a couple ...

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