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Honouring Moshe Lewin

Sebastian Budgen15 September 2010

Many of us are still feeling shaken by the death of the great historian of Russia and the Soviet Union Moshe Lewin. Lewin's work was fundamental to the development of a new approach to the history of the Russian Revolution that broke with Cold War orthodoxies. Verso was very proud to publish his last book The Soviet Century and hopes that all of his work will be made available again to a new generation of readers.

Unfortunately, very few English language obituaries or considerations on his work seem to have appeared so far, so we draw your attention here to the moving funeral oration (in French) by Denis Paillard, his friend and translator, followed by his article from Le Monde diplomatique on The Soviet Century.