Talking History: Soviet aeroflot

Talking History: Soviet aeroflot

On Monday November 12th, Dr. Harris gave a talking history presentation on his current work dealing with the Soviet Aeroflot airline. Specifically, Dr. Harris talked about the reaction of the death of an aeroflot flight attendant and how it impacted Soviet propaganda. Dr. Harris argued that this particular event contributed to a new image of a heroine for the Soviet Union. The image of an innocent, perfect soviet citizen who was murdered while protecting her fellow citizens aided in the rise of patriotism/nationalism and the overall distaste of the United States. Harris explains his uses of sources, particularly letters of complaints to the Aeroflot airline. In addition, Harris further explored his engagement in his peer review process and the effectiveness of peer review journals. I enjoyed this talking history because I had never really learned about twentieth century Soviet Union in terms unrelated to the Cold War. It was interesting to learn something new and see how Dr. Harris’s research is developing and the process in which it is being done.

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