Vladislav Zubok

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Vladislav Zubok
Prof. Vlad Zubok.jpg
Native name Владислав Мартинович Зубок
Born (1958-04-16)April 16, 1958
Academic background
Alma mater Moscow State University,
Institute for US and Canadian Studies
Academic work
Discipline History
Sub-discipline Cold War
Institutions National Security Archive,
Amherst College,
Ohio University,
Stanford University,
University of Michigan,
Temple University,
Foreign Policy Research Institute,
London School of Economics

Vladislav Zubok (Владислав Мартинович Зубок; born 16 April 1958) is professor of international history at the London School of Economics and a Head of the Russia International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. Zubok is a specialist in the history of the Cold War and 20th century Russia, who wrote such books as A Failed Empire: the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev (2007) and Zhivago’s Children: the Last Russian Intelligentsia (2009).[1]

Early life

He was born and educated in Moscow. He received his undergraduate degree at Moscow State University in 1980, and his PhD at the Institute for the USA and Canada in 1985.[2]


Zubok became a fellow at the National Security Archive, a non-government organization at the George Washington University from 1994 till 2001. He has been a visiting professor at Amherst College, Ohio University, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan, and in 2004 he became a tenured professor at Temple University.[1]

He also was a director of Russia and East Block Archival Documents Database Project of the National Security Archive, George Washington University and Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., funded by Smith Richardson Foundation, where he created an English language catalogue of newly available documentation from 1996 till 2001.[3]

Zubok is a senior fellow of The Hertog Program in Grand Strategy at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.[4]

For his books he received the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Marshall Shulman Prize of the American Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies.

He has also received grants from the McArthur Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Yeltsin foundation and the Russkii Mir foundation.[2]

He was a consultant on a number of documentary films such as Sir Jeremy Isaac’s twenty-four series “Cold War” on CNN from 1995–98.

Selected publications

  • Inside the Kremlin's Cold War, From Stalin to Krushchev. Harvard University Press, 1996. ISBN 9780807830987, OCLC 226044981
  • A Failed Empire: the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev. University of North Carolina Press, 2007. OCLC 740788529
  • Zhivago's Children: the Last Russian Intelligentsia. Harvard University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780674062320, OCLC 949194466
  • Masterpieces of History: A Peaceful End of the Cold War in Europe, 1989. Central European University Press, 2010. (editor with Svetlana Savranskaia and Thomas Blanton)
  • Società totalitarie e transizione alla democrazia. il Mulino, Bologna, 2011. (Editor with Tommaso Piffer).
  • Дмитрий Лихачев. Жизнь и век. Вита-Нова, 2016.
  • The idea of Russia: the life and work of Dmitry Likhachev, London; New York: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017. ISBN 9781784537272, OCLC 972200954


  1. ^ a b Professor Vladislav Zubok. London School of Economics. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Dr. Vladislav Zubok
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  4. ^ Vladislav Zubok. Foreign Policy Research Institute. Retrieved 22 June 2015.

External links

Appearances on C-SPAN

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