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           CURRICULUM  VITAE

          Dr. Svetlana A. Chervonnaya

            Bolshoy Kazenny by-street, 8, ap. 12

         Moscow 105064, Russia

         Tel/Fax +7 (495) 916-3706

             E-mail: chervonnaya.s@gmail.com

 

 

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 - current  Freelance historian, writer, translator; TV documentary writer and 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 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.

 

 

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 -  2017         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 -  2010          The Nation Institute’s (116 E 16th Street, NY, NY) annually renewable Cold War Project (“Alger Hiss” Documentation & Publication Project) research grant,               i                              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      E     E                            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     M                           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                     P                            Presidential Initiative.)

 

 

Academic Consultancy:

 

2017- current        Consultant, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), New York, book project, new biography of Henry A. Wallace.

 

2015 - 2017           Consultant (with Russian archival research), the Council on Foreign  Relations (CFR), New York, book project, A World Divided. The Marshall Plan and the Dawn   o                            of the Cold War, by Benn Steil.

 

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  f                            C                            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, Simon and Schuster, 2018

 

Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, by Susan Butler, Knopf, 2015 (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22543700-roosevelt-and-stalin)

 

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)

 

2015 – 2017         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 - 2015          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 (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 (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      r                             rubezhom (The New Books Abroad) and other Russian periodicals.