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The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

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Nov. 16, 2018
10:30am – 11:30am


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

More than 1.5 million people perished in the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, one of the most heinous crimes of the Stalinist period. Professor Sarah Cameron's book talk examined this understudied episode, which transformed a territory the size of continental Europe. She detailed the devastating consequences of the disaster for Kazakh society and discussed how this neglected episode revises our understanding of Stalin's rule.

This book will be available for purchase at the event.


Sarah Cameron

Sarah Cameron

Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar,
Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland-College Park
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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