Richard Bidlack Martin and Brooke Stein Professor of History

Richard Bidlack

Newcomb Hall 211
Curriculum Vitae


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


Soviet history


Modern Europe

Russia past and present


Central Asia

Selected Publications

(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, 515 pp.)

Russia and Eurasia, 2015-2016 (Lantham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), 46th edition

Current Research

I am a member of a small group of international scholars, supported by the Blavatnik Archive of New York City, who are examining for publication a large collection of postcards published in Leningrad during the Second World War.

I am also researching unregistered (underground) Baptist communities in the late Soviet era.