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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Andrey Shlyakhter, Former Title VIII Research Scholar and Dina Abramowicz Emerging Scholar Fellow in Eastern European Jewish Studies at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He discusses his Wilson Center project, “Smuggling Across the Soviet Borders: Contraband Trades, Soviet Solutions, and the Shadow Economic Origins of the Iron Curtain, 1917-1932.” 


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