CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Education:             Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences, US History), 1977, Inst Canada Studies, the Academy of Sciences of the USSR; Diploma (History), 1971, Department of History,               Moscow State University (MGU)

 

 Academic Rank: Senior Research Fellow (1985)

 

Professional Experience:

 

June 2010 -            Free lance historian, writer, translator; TV documentary writer and current producer; http://www.archive-research.com/Russian/about _Dr._Chervonnaya. htm

 

2005-May, 2010     Full-time researcher and writer for The Nation Institute’s (116 E 16th Street, NYC, NY) Cold War Project, incl. from 2008 to May 2010—launching and running a documentary website www.documentstalk.com

 

1971-2001              Institute of US and Canada Studies, Russian/Soviet Academy of Sciences (Research Intern, Junior Fellow, Senior Fellow, Section Head, Department Head, Leading Research Fellow.)

 

Academic field: U.S. Modern & Contemporary History: Cold War History, U.S Domestic Policy, Race and Ethnicity, Civil Rights, Human Rights; Soviet-American espionage history.

 

Publications:

 

  • Author, co-author, editor-in-chief and editor of books (1974-2000) on US post-war history and politics (most recent US Political System:
  • Modern Dimensions,“Nauka”: Moscow, 2000 – editor-in-chief and author of two chapters);
  • pamphlets and articles totaling more than 150 publishing sheets. (Select non-updated academic publications list available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /Svetlana_ Chervonnaya)
  • Feature articles in Russian mass media, 1972 – 2001, incl. front-page.

 

Most recent articles and a book chapter:

 

  • “Left Behind: Boris E. Skvirsky and the Chita Delegation at the Washington Conference, 1921-22” (co-authored with Donald Evans, USA), Intelligence and National Security (Taylor & Francis Group journal), 2014, No 1 (April 2013 on-line edition);
  • “10 Minutes that shook the world”, Diletant (Moscow), No. 7, July 2012;
  • “The Secrets of Venona: The Case of Klaus Fuchs. An Attempt at Historical Investigation,” in: Ethik in der Wissenschaft - Die Verantwortung der Wissenschaftler. Zum Gedenken an den Atomwissenschaftler Klaus Fuchs (29.12.1911–28.1.1988). Herausgegeben von Günter Flach & Klaus Fuchs-Kittowski, Abhandlungen der Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften, trafo Wissenschaftsverlag, Berlin, 2008

 

 

International Fellowships/grants

 

2016                     Extension of the Kone Foundation grant below

 

2015, Jan.–July    Kone Foundation (Finland) project grant, "Documentation on the history of Finland at the Archive of the Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineering and             Signal Forces at St. Petersburg - identification, description and cataloging" (as part of the project 3-member team)

 

2014, Jan.-June,   Kone Foundation personal grant extension, same project as below;

 

2013,  Jan.-June   Personal grant, the Kone Foundation (Finland), international project, More than a ‘Crimean War’: Primary Source Evidence and Finland’s Wartime Experiences, 1854-1856

 

2012-2013              Archival research and documentation on the Straight – Elmhirst family  and its circle (Russian, UK and US records research and analysis), on a private grant from Mr. William Elmhirst (UK)

 

March-April, 2010  Short-term Fellow, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

 

2005 - May, 2010   The Nation Institute’s (116 E 16th Street, NY, NY) annually renewable Cold War Project (“Alger Hiss” Documentation & Publication Project)  research grant, including launching and running website www.documentstalk.com

 

1999-2000             Personal translation grant from The Open Society Institute/The Soros Foundation, Russia for translation of Lynn Nicholas’ prize winning book, The Rape of Europe: The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War (Knopf, 1994)

 

1991-1992             Participant, International Human Rights Group ("Winds of Change"), The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law,

College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)

 

1991                      IREX Scholar (American Labor-Management Experience project)

 

1990                      Participant, International Visitors Program of the USIA (Legal Experts Program of the U.S. Department of State and the USIA Voluntary Visitors Program/The Presidential Initiative.)

 

 

Academic Consultancy:

 

March 2015-2016  Consultant (with Russian archival research), the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), New York (The Marshall Program book project, ‘The World Upended, The     Making and the Meaning of the Marshall Plan’)

 

1993 - 2012           Reviewer, The Fulbright Program for the Russian Federation

 

1996 - 2001           Selection Panel Participant, The Fulbright Program for the Russian Federation (incl. Final Selection Panel member)

 

1998 - 1999           Chairperson, Expert Panel "Books for Civil Society", Translation Project: The Open Society Institute/Soros Foundation, Russia

 

1988 - 1991           Advisor, the Office of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR

 

 

Editing

 

American Political System: Current Dimensions. Moscow: Nauka, 2000 (editor-in-chief)

 

1998 - 2002    Consulting editor, editor, Readers Digest Inc., Russia

 

1998 – 2000   editor & reviewer, "Books for Civil Society", Translation Project: The Open Society Institute/Soros Foundation, Russia

 

1987               The Constitution and the Rights of American Citizens, 1787 - 1987 (co-editor ), Moscow: Mysl’, 1987

 

1974–1990s   Editor and reviewer for Moscow publishing houses (particularly “Progress”, “Mysl’”) and history journals

 

 

Translation 

 

November 2016      THE EITINGONS. A Twentieth-Century Story, London: Faber and Faber (2009) – Moscow: Russkii put’ (2016)

 

2012 – 2014          Translator (Russian to English) of Russian archival documentation, international project, More than a ‘Crimean War’: Primary Source Evidence and Finland’s Wartime Experiences, 1854-1856

 

2010 – 2012         Translator, Deutsche Bank, Moscow (financial, legal, business, English-to-Russian, Russian-to-English, bi-lingual documentation)

 

2000                      THE RAPE OF EUROPE: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War, by Lynn Nickolas (Knopf, 1994) – Moscow: Logos, 2001

 

1998-2002             Translator for Readers Digest, Inc. Russia, incl. participant translator of Family Encyclopedia of  World History, Reader’s Digest Association Ltd.,

 1996 (Moscow, Readers Digest, 2001)

 

1991-1992             Business Through the Eyes of Faith, by Richard C. Chewning, John W. Eby and Shirley J. Roels, Harper & Row Publishers, San Francisco –

Moscow: The Center for Human Values (Tsentr obschechelovecheskikh tsennostei), 1993

 

1983                      Whirlwind before the Storm: Origins and Development of the Uprising in Soweto and the Rest of South Africa, from June to December 1976, by Alan Brooks and Jeremy Brickhill, London: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, 1980 – Moscow: Progress, 1985 (co-translator)

 

 

1974 – 1989          Occasional translation for Moscow publishing houses

 

Book research (Select " More recent projects for private clients" )

 

  • A World Upended: The Making and the Meaning of the Marshall Plan, by Benn Steil, work in progress, The Council of Foreign Relations (NYC, USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Documentary Film Writer, Researcher and Producer (Select TV documentary projects)

 

2015 –                    Stock footage researcher, consultant, My Dear Children (a documentary story of Jewish faith, family, and a tragedy that reverberated for generations), by

LeeAnn Dance and Cliff Hackel, Co-Producers and Co-Directors.  http://www.mydearchildrendoc.com/the-film/

 

2014- 5                  Consultant and researcher, Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, produced by The Knights of Columbus (released in December 2015)        http://www.kofc.org/en/news/releases/jp2-fall-communism.html https://jp2film.com/

 

2010                      Author of the idea and co-writer, The Ambassadors of Stormy Times (“Posly surovoj pory”), “Aquila TV” for “TVRC St. Petersburg”

 

2005                      Writer and Producer, Russia – America, 3 series of 11-part documentary series, The Duel of Intelligence Services (Duel’ razvedok), Studio 2V for RGTRK (Channel RUSSIA). Stories of Russian and American special services’ confrontation, spanning most part of the 20th century (1904-2001)

http://russia.tv/video/show/brand_id/10216/episode_id/185136/video_id/185136/

 

2004                      Writer and Producer, The Fateful Decision (Rokovoe reshenie), Studio 2V for RGTRK (Channel RUSSIA.) An investigative story of life and defection of Arkady Shevchenko, the Under-Secretary of the UN once described as “the defector of the century” http://russia.tv/brand/show/brand_id/41006/

 

2003                      Russian Field Producer, Soviet UFO Secrets revealed, Bill Brummel Productions for A&E History Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J62Qu2LhHb8

 

2002                      Russian Field Producer, Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies, NOVA, WGBH and Powderhouse Productions http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/venona/

 

2002                      Co-writer, POW Generals (Plen generalov), produced by Dialog Studio (Moscow) for VGTRK KULTURA Channel, Russia

 

2001                      Consulting Producer, The Moscow Oscar, VGTRK Channel RUSSIA

 

2001                      Russian Production Coordinator, History Undercover: Psychic Espionage, INDIGOFILMS for A&E History Channel

 

2000                      Russian Field Director, Hugo Junkers Story, produced by VIDICOM TV (Germany)

 

1999                      Russian Production Coordinator, Mystery of the U2, INDIGOFILMS for A&E History Channel

 

1996-97                 Investigative journalist and Associate Producer, The Rosenberg File/Case Closed, Discovery Channel, 1997 (produced by Global American Television Inc.)

 

1992                      Consulting researcher, Joel Barr Story, ABC NIGHTLINE.

 

 

Select professional international conferences (participant/coordinator/mediator):

 

  • Commentator, panel, “Military intelligence: its role and significance in the war years”, Hungary and the USSR in the World War II: New Aspects and Interpretations – international conference organized by the Hungarian Cultural and Scholarly Institute in Moscow, November 24-25, 2011

 

  • Featured speaker, the New York University, Center for the United States and the Cold War Inaugural Conference, Alger Hiss and History, April 5, 2007

 

  • Mediator, "WE-THE OTHERS" within the Context of American Cultural and Historical Experience" – The VII International Conference, Russian Association of USA Studies, Moscow, February 2001

 

  • Mediator, "Scholars and Social Problems Panel" – The First All-Russian Conference of   US Government Research Exchange Programs Alumnae, May, 1996

 

  • Russian Coordinator, The Spoils of War International Symposium, presented by the Bard Graduate School of Decorative Arts, New York, January 1995

 

  • Featured Speaker, The Winds of Change International Symposium – The Bill of Rights Law Institute, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, October 1992

 

 

Professional Membership:

 

1997 - 2005       Board Member, Russian Association of USA Studies

 

 

Select  Publications List

 

Select Books, Book Parts and Chapters:

 

  • “The Secrets of Venona: The Case of Klaus Fuchs. An Attempt at Historical Investigation,” in: Ethik in der Wissenschaft - Die Verantwortung der Wissenschaftler. Zum Gedenken an den Atomwissenschaftler Klaus Fuchs (29.12.1911–28.1.1988). Herausgegeben von Günter Flach & Klaus Fuchs-Kittowski, Abhandlungen der Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften, trafo Wissenschaftsverlag, Berlin, 2008

 

  • American Political System: Current Dimensions. Moscow: Nauka, 2000 (editor-in-chief and author of two chapters, “The Presidential Impeachment and the Paradigm of Power” and “The Ethnic Factor in the Political System”)

 

  • “American Mosaic, or Can there be ‘Unum’ in ‘Pluribus?’ in America Coming into the Third Millennium, Moscow: Nauka, 2000

 

  • The Resolution of Social Conflicts: the American Experience. Moscow: USA & Canada Institute publication, 1998 (co-author.)

 

  • “The Racial Problem,” “The Movement for Racial Justice,” “The Movement in Defense of Civil Rights and Liberties,” in The United States of America: Encyclopedic Reference Book, Moscow: Politizdat, 1988

 

  • The Constitution and the Rights of American Citizens, 1787 - 1987 (co-editor and co-author. Moscow: Mysl’, 1987

 

  • The Black Americans in the series, "Social Science Today", Moscow, 1987 (foreign language edition)

 

  •  Race and Ethnicity in the Social and Political Life of the USA, Moscow: Nauka, 1985 (co-authored with Igor Geevsky, who wrote Introduction and Conclusion)

 

  • Under the Code Name and Without (documentary non-fiction, co-author: the first four chapters, incl. on the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss trials and Guatemala 1954 coup), Moscow: Agency Press "Novosti,” 1985

 

  • “Domestic factors of American Policy in the Third World”, in The USA and Developing Countries in 1970s, Moscow: Nauka, 1981.

 

  • “The Black American Movement,” “The Chicano Movement”, in The Mass Movements of Social Protest in the USA, Moscow: Nauka, 1978.

 

  • “American Students in the Struggle for Civil Rights and Racial Justice,” in The USA: Students and Politics, Moscow: Nauka, 1974.

 

 

Select Articles:

 

  • “Left Behind: Boris E. Skvirsky and the Chita Delegation at the Washington Conference, 1921-22” (co-authored with Donald Evans, USA), Intelligence and National Security (Taylor & Francis Group journal), 2014, No 1 (April 2013 on-line edition)

 

  • “10 Minutes that shook the world”, Diletant (Moscow), No. 7, July 2012.

 

  • “The Mystery of “Ales,” coauthored with Kai Bird, in The American Scholar, June 2007

 

  • Rudolph Abel: The Legend of the Cold War, in NVO – Nezavisimoe voennoe obozrenie (The Independent Military Review), July 11, 2003 (co-authored with Anatoly Sudoplatov)

 

  • “On the Threshold of the Progressive Era”, in SShA: Politika, Economika, Kultura (The USA: Politics, Economics, Culture), February, 2001 (co-authored with Vladimir Vassiliev)

 

  • Series of front-page articles on the US Elections 2000 and Transition in Nezavisimaja Gazeta (Independent Newspaper) and its bi-weekly Diplomaticheski Vestnik (Diplomatic Courier), March 2000 - April 2001 (some of the articles co-authored with Vladimir Vassiliev)

 

  • “America through the Mirror of Impeachment” (co-authored with Margarita Petrosyan for the legal analysis), in The USA: Politics, Economics, Culture, November, 1999

 

  • “We Are Patient: Moscow Can Shed Light on the Circumstances in the Rosenberg Case,” Interview with Robert Meropol, in Nezavisimaja Gazeta (NG – Independent Newspaper),  July 11, 1998

 

  • Can there be "Unum" in "Pluribus"? The Problems of American Identity Revisited, in USA: Economics, Politics, Ideology (USA: EPI), 1997, N 10

 

  • “The Secrets of Arlington Hall: The Rosenberg Case through the Eyes of VENONA,” in USA: EPI, 1997, N 8

 

  • “Where the Rosenbergs Guilty as Charged? The Soviet Ex-Agent Sheds a New Light on the Rosenberg Case,” in The New Times, 1997, March 23, 1997

 

  • “Protection of Minority Rights in the USA,” in USA: EPI, 1995, N 7

 

  • “New Aspects of Labor-Management Regulation in the USA,” in USA: EPI, 1995, N 2

 

  • “American Labor in the Face of Change,” in USA: EPI, 1993, N 9.

 

  • “The Critical Choices of Russia's Democracy,” in William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol.1, issue 2, Fall 1992 (Williamsburg, VA)

 

  • “The Jury in the American Court” (co-authored with Vassili Vlasikhin), in The Soviet Justice, 1986, N 21

 

  • “The Deadlocks of Minority Politics,” in USA: EPI, 1982, N 8

 

  • “Miami Events: the Causes and the Aftershocks,” in USA: EPI, 1980, N 8

 

  • “Black Congressmen and Africa,” in USA: EPI, 1978, N 12

 

  • “The U.S. Supreme Court and the Civil Rights,” in USA: EPI, 1978, N 4

 

  • “The Black American Movement in the 1970s,” in Raci i Narody, 1978 (The Races and the Peoples Yearbook, 1978)

 

  • “The Chicano Workers Effort at Labor Organizing,” in Rabochij klas i sovremennyi mir (Labor and the Modern World Journal, 1976, N 5)

 

  • “The Life and Death of Malcolm X,” in Novaia i Noveishaya Istoriia (The Modern and Contemporary History journal), 1972, N 5 (co-authored with Igor Geevsky)

 

 Book Translations:

 

  • THE EITINGONS. A Twentieth-Century Story, Faber and Faber (2009) – Moscow: Russkii Put’ (The Russian Way) (November 2016)

 

  • THE RAPE OF EUROPE: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War, by Lynn Nickolas (Knopf, 1994) – Moscow: Logos, 2001

 

  • Business Through the Eyes of Faith, by Richard C. Chewning, John W. Eby and Shirley J. Roels, Harper & Row Publishers, San Francisco; Moscow: Tsentr

obschechelovecheskikh tsennostei (The Center for Human Values), 1993

 

  • Whirlwind Before the Storm: Origins and Development of the Uprising in Soweto and the Rest of South Africa, from June to December 1976, by Alan Brooks and Jeremy Brickhill, London: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, 1980; Moscow: Progress, 1985 (co-translator with Mikhail Zagot)

 

Book Reviews:

 

1971 - 1992          Regular reviewing of American and Russian books in the U.S. studies field for:  SShA: EPI (USA: EPI), Voprosy istorii (The Problems of History), Novye knigi za rubezhom (The New Books Abroad) and other Russian periodicals

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          Dr. Svetlana A. Chervonnaya

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