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The Road to Global Conquest: Stalinist Expansionism and the Baltic Region, 1917-1953

January 17 @ 9:37 am


This Friday, January 12, 2023, at 7 PM the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago, presents:

“The Road to Global Conquest: Stalinist Expansionism and the Baltic Region, 1917-1953”

A lecture by Dr. Alexander Gogun from the Free University of Berlin

Dr. Gogun is the author of Stalin’s Commandos: Ukrainian Partisan Forces on the Eastern Front (2016), which documents Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s scorched earth tactics in Ukraine and the looting, boozing, rapes, and violence of Stalin’s guerrilla forces. As Russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine bares witness, aspects of Putin’s conduct of war chillingly mirror Stalin’s. This Friday, January 13, 7 PM at the Balzekas Museum, Dr. Alexander Gogun will shed light on Stalin’s expansionism, its implications for the Baltic region, and what lessons these historical events have for today. 

About Dr. Alexander Gogun

Dr. Alexander Gogun is currently pursuing research at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute at the Free University of Berlin. He has taught at Potsdam University and held a fellowship at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, the Daymel Shklar Fellowship at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, a postdoctoral fellowship at the International Institute for the Holocaust Studies Yad Vashem, the Diane and Howard Wohl Fellowship at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum as well a research fellowship at the Haddasah-Brandeis Institute – Brandeis Genesis Institute. He is the author of several monographs and editor of the document collections on Ukrainian nationalism, Soviet partisans, Nazi propaganda, and the foreign policy of the Soviet Union. 

His film Stalin’s Apocalypse: Third

Address: Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629.

Admission: FREE OF CHARGE  Donations at the door are always welcome.
Reservations requested by telephone: 773-582-6500
Or by email here: admin@balzekasmuseum.org.

Refreshments, including Lithuanian beer and Kugelis, will be served

This program is sponsored in part by the Members and Donors of the Balzekas Museum and a CityArts grant through the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The Museum gratefully acknowledges these contributors for their support.


January 17
9:37 am
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