Richard Bidlack Martin and Brooke Stein Professor of History

Richard Bidlack

Newcomb Hall 211
Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1987
  • Russian and East European Institute Area Studies Certificate, 1982
  • M.A., Indiana University, 1979
  • B.A. with honors in history, Wake Forest University, 1977


Modern European, Russian and Soviet history

Selected Publications

              Russia and Eurasia:  The World Today Series, 2015-2016, 46th edition (Rowman & Littlefield)

              (co-author with Nikita Lomagin) The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944:  A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives (New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2012)

              “Contending with Stalin:  Smolny’s Policy Differences with the Kremlin during the Darkest Days of the Leningrad Blockade” in Raleigh, Donald and Michael Melancon, eds., Russia’s Century of Revolutions:  Parties, People, Places.  Studies Presented in Honor of Alexander Rabinowitch (Slavica, 2012), 133-151

             “Propaganda and Public Opinion” in David Stone, ed., The Soviet Union at War, 1941-1945 (South Yorkshire, England:  Pen and Sword Books, 2010), 45-68

Current Research

Author of the annually updated textbook, Russia and Eurasia: The World Today Series (Rowman & Littlefield)

Protestants in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s