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Vladimir Solonari, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. from Moscow State University (1986)

Research Interests

Russian History, Eastern Europe, Holocaust

Recent Research Activities

Vladimir Solonari's research focuses on the policy of ethnic cleansing in World War II Romania. The book he is currently writing will show how various factors led to the steep radicalization of Romanian policy towards its national minorities during World War II, first of all Jews. It will argue that the Romanian government's avowed policy aim in the first phase of the war was complete "purification" of the country from all ethnic non-Romanians and will explain why this aim was never achieved. The book will trace reactions of various social groups to the government's measures and will explain how those reactions in turn impacted actual policy pursued by the government. Vladimir Solonari was a Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of a number of articles on the history of Romania and Moldova, as well as on Moldovan politics.

Selected Publications

Books

Articles/Essays

  • "Normalizing Russia, Legitimizing Putin," Kritika: Explorations of Russian and Eurasian History 10 (Fall: 2009), 835-846.
  • "An Important New Document on the Romanian Policy of Ethnic Cleansing during World War II," Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2007 21: 268-297.
  • "Patterns of Violence: Local Population and the Mass Murder of Jews in Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, July-August 1941," in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 8 (4: 2007), 749-787.
  • "Regulation of Ethnic Relations in Post-Soviet Countries: The Cases of Latvia and Moldova Compared/UREJANJE MEDETNIČNIH ODNOSOV IN POST-SOVJETSKIH DRŽAVAH: PRIMERJAVA MED LATVIJO IN MOLDOVO" in Razprave in gradivo, N 52 (2007), pp. 316-342.
  • "'Model Province': Explaining the Holocaust of Bessarabian and Bukovinian Jewry," Nationalities Papers, Vol. 34, No. 4, September 2006, pp. 471-500.
  • "Creating 'a People': A Case Study in Post-Soviet History-Writing." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2003: 411-448.
  • "From Silence to Justification?: Moldovan Historians on the Holocaust of Bessarabian and Transnistrian Jews." in Nationalities Papers, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2002: 435-457.
  • "Narrative, Identity, State: History Teaching in Moldova." East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2002: 415-446.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • "Trandniestria: Old Problems, New Developments" in Beyond EU Enlargement. Berthelsman, 2002.
  • "Moldova: Two Conflicts with Different Histories" in Societies in Conflict: The Contribution of Law and Democracy to Conflict Resolution. Council of Europe, 2000.
  • "Regulation of Ethnic Relations in Post-Soviet Countries: the Cases of Latvia and Moldova Compared" in Constitutional, Legal, and Political Regulation and Management of Ethnic Relations. Ljubljana, 2000.
  • "The Political Elite of the Republic of Moldova" in The New Elite in Post-Communist Eastern Europe. Texas A&M Pres, 1999, 188-200.
  • "Difficulties in Constructing a Nation-State in the Republic of Moldova" in The Transformation of the Nation-State in Europe at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Council of Europe, 1998: 369-380.
  • With Vladimir Bruter, "Russians in Moldova" in The New Russian Diaspora: Russian Minorities in the Former Soviet Republics. M.E. Sharp, 1994: 72-91.

Awards

Research Incentive Award 2012

Teaching Incentive Award 2010

NEH Summer Stipend 2010

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50748 EUH4576 His of Russia in 20th Century Face2Face B M,Tu,W,Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM Unavailable
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80706 EUH4284 Interwar Fascism & Nazism Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Unavailable
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90917 EUH4571 History of Russia to 1801 Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Unavailable
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20028 EUH4574 History of Russia: 1801-1917 Face2Face M,W,F 10:30AM - 11:20AM Unavailable
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19147 EUH4663 History of Communism in Europe Face2Face M,W,F 1:30PM - 2:20PM Unavailable
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20344 EUH5579 Colloquium in Soviet Russia Face2Face Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM Unavailable
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Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50732 EUH4576 His of Russia in 20th Century Face2Face B M,Tu,W,Th 2:00PM - 3:50PM Unavailable
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80651 EUH4284 Interwar Fascism & Nazism Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Unavailable
No Description Available
91060 EUH4576 His of Russia in 20th Century Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18883 EUH4574 History of Russia: 1801-1917 Face2Face M,W,F 12:30PM - 1:20PM Unavailable
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Updated: Feb 23, 2017