Svetlana Chervonnaya

Dr. Svetlana A. Chervonnaya (Russia)

Moscow: 8 Bolshoy Kazenny by-street, ap. 12  Moscow 105064, Russia

Tel. +7-495-916-3706   +7-985-772 0933 (cell)                                                        

e-mail: chervonnaya.s@gmail.com

CURRICULUM  VITAE

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

 Academic Rank: Senior Research Fellow (1985)

Professional Experience:

June 2010 –   Historian, writer, translator; TV documentary writer and producer

2005-May, 2010   Researcher and writer, The Nation Institute (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 U.S. 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 in major dailies

Most recent articles and 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

2016-17        Extension of the Kone Foundation grant below

2015,            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 cataloguing” (project editor, writer, translator and researcher as part of the project 3-member team)

2014,            Kone Foundation personal grant extension, same project as below                    

2013,           Personal grant, Kone Foundation (Finland), international project,

Jan.-June     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 (Dorothy Payne Whitney Elmhirst – Leonard Knight Elmhirst) and it circle (Russian, UK and US records research and analysis), on a private grant from Mr. William Elmhirst (UK, now deceased)          

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

2005 – 2010    The Nation Institute’s (116 E 16th Street, NY, NY) annually renewable Cold War Project (“Alger Hiss” Documentation & Publication Project),  research and later web site grant

1999 – 2000     Personal translation grant from The Open Society Institute/The SorosFoundation, 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 /”Rule of Law” for Russia.)

Academic Consultancy:

August 2017   Consultant (incl. Russian archival research and translation), the Council on  Foreign Relations (CFR), New York, book project, new political biography of  Henry A. Wallace by Benn Steil

March 2015    Consultant (incl. Russian archival research), the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, book project, A World Divided: The Marshall Plan and the Dawn of the Cold War, by Benn Stein

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

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

1998 – 1999    Chairperson, Expert Panel, “Books for Civil Society” of the Translation  Project, The Open Society Institute/ Soros Foundation, Russia

1988 – 1991    Counsel, the Office of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR

Book research

(Select more recent completed projects)

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler by Rebecca Donner, Little Brown and Company, 2021 (August 2021) https://www.worldcat.org/title/all-the-frequent-troubles-of-our-days-the-true-story-of-the-american-woman-at-the-heart-of-the-german-resistance-to-hitler/oclc/1242984032&referer=brief_results

Cilka’s Journey, by Heather Morris, St. Marten’s Press, Oct. 1, 2019

(https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250265708)

THE MARSHALL PLAN. Dawn of the Cold War, by Benn Steil, Simon and Schuster, 2018 (http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Marshall-Plan/Benn-Steil/9781501102370)

Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, by Susan Butler, Knopf, 2015 (http://knopfdoubleday.com/2015/02/25/media-center-roosevelt-and-stalin-by-susan-butler/)

The Crimean War in Imperial Context, 1854-1856, by Andrew Rath,Palgrave, 2015 (http://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9781137544513)

THE SUMMIT: The Biggest Battle of the Second World War – Fought Behind Closed Doors, by Ed Conway, LITTLE, BROWN, 2014

(http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Summit-Biggest-Battle-Second/dp/ 1408704927)

CHASING GOLD. The Incredible Story behind the Nazi Search for Europe’s Bullion, by George M. Taber, Pegasus Books LLC, 2014 (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/george-m-taber/chasing-gold/)

Facing Fearful Odds. My Father’s Story of Captivity, Escape & Resistance 1940-45, by John Jay, Pen & Sword Military (an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd., Barnsley, South Yorkshire), 2014

One Minute to Midnight, by Michael Dobbs, Knopf, 2008 http://www.michaeldobbsbooks.com/one-minute-to-midnight.html

Documentary Film Writer, Researcher and Producer

(Select TV documentary projects)

2016-        Archival documentary, stock footage research and interviewee, The People

2018          from Nowhere (feature documentary film about the daughter of a Soviet 1978

                  defector), Mistrus Media, Riga, Latvia, 2018 

                  (http://www.mistrusmedia.lv/productions)

2015 –       Stock footage researcher, consultant, My Dear Children (a documentary story

2017          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-         Consultant and researcher, Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall

2015          of Communism, produced by The Knights of Columbus (released in December

                  2015) http://www.kofc.org/en/news/releases/jp2-fall-communism.html

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 Director, Russia – America, 3 series of 11-part documentary

                   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 Director, 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

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 and researcher, 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.

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

1974                 compiled and edited, America’s Other Youth, Moscow: Progress

                         Publishers, 1974

Translation

2015-2016      THE EITINGONS. A Twentieth-Century Story, by Mary-Kay Wilmers,

                       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

2000                THE RAPE OF EUROPE: The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third

                        Reich and the Second World War, by Lynn Nicholas (New York: 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 translations for Moscow publishing houses

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 [Science], 2000 (editor-in-chief and author of two chapters, “The Presidential Impeachment and the Paradigm of Power” (co-authored with Margarita Petrosyan for the legal analysis) 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 [Political Publishers], 1988 

The Constitution and the Rights of American Citizens, 1787 – 1987 (co-editor and co-author. Moscow: ‘Mysl’ [Thinking], 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 Dr. 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:

“Documentation of the two Visits of Marguerite Harrison to Soviet Russia in the Archives of Moscow,” in Historical Development of the Border Region, International Scientific and Practical Conference, Chita, October 26, 2018, Part 2, pp. 158-162

“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 NVONezavisimoe 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 US Elections 2000 and Transition in Nezavisimaja Gazeta (Independent Newspaper) and its bi-weekly Diplomaticheskii 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 (The 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

 Books Translated:

THE EITINGONS. A Twentieth-Century Story, Faber and Faber (2009) – Moscow: Russkii Poot’ (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, byAlan 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 rubezhom (The New Books Abroad)

chervonnaya.s@gmail.com