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Russian Enrichment Program: “Naukograd (Science City): Force Labor, Stalinist Science, and the Birth of the Soviet Closed City”

Mar
29
6:00pm
Academic Building, Room 135
Free
ASU’s Russian Enrichment Program will host a presentation by ASU alum Garret McDonald, a doctoral candidate at Fordham University, on March 29 at 6 p.m. in the ASU Academic Building, 2502 Dena Drive.

Titled “Naukograd (Science City): Force Labor, Stalinist Science, and the Birth of the Soviet Closed City,” the presentation will take place in Room 135 of the Academic Building.

McDonald will analyze the role of forced labor in designing and establishing the first Soviet closed nuclear city, Arzamas-16 (known today as Sarov), which is still the center of Russia’s nuclear weapons program.

McDonald earned his bachelor’s degree in history from ASU in 2015 and his master’s in history from Texas Tech University in 2017, focusing on the history of Russia and the Soviet Union. He has also conducted research in the former Soviet archives in Moscow.

The presentation is sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages and the ASU Russian Club.

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