Wilson Center Experts

Natalia Reshetova

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
PhD Candidate, Russian Academy of Sciences
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Great Famine in Soviet Russia and American Aid in the 1920s

Project Summary

Reviews the US chartiable relief to Soviet Russia in the famine of the early 1920s, examining the psychological motivations of this aid, the ability of the move to overcome political and ideological barriers, the Cheka suspicion, and places it within a general study of American philanthropic activity.