Sheila Fitzpatrick talks to Tom about the perils of doing archive research in the Soviet Union, how she used Moscow telephone directories to investigate Stalin’s purges, and the multiple passports and identities she’s gone through in her academic career.

Find all Sheila Fitzpatrick's pieces here.

Produced by Sarah Sahim and Anthony Wilks

Photo shows Sheila Fitzpatrick with Igor Sats in his Moscow study, c.1969.

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