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Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

For the past twenty years Tsuyoshi Hasegawa has been teaching Russian history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has conducted research on two diverse areas: the Russian Revolution and Cold War history, especially on Russo-Japanese relations. Among his publications are The February Revolution: Petrograd 1917  and  Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan. Now he is  writing a book, Crowds in the Russian Revolution, March 1917 to March 1918. The purpose of the book is to examine how anonymous crowds responded to the crisis of ordinary life and how their consciousness changed during the short span of one year.

«The purpose of my research during my two weeks in St. Petersburg was  to examine the impact of the social breakdown of Petrograd on culture and to collect materials that are related to changes in everyday life in Petrograd during the revolution.  The accomplishments during these two weeks far exceeded my expectations. Historians whom I met provided valuable information about new sources. The Museum of St.Petersburg history and Akhamatova museum have fantastic exhibits of everyday life of St. Petersburg/Petrograd. It was also very useful for me to see the rich collections of The Museum of Political History».