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Yanni Kotsonis to speak on modern taxes and modern states on Oct.1

Yanni Kotsonis, an associate professor of history and Russian and Slavic studies at New York University, will speak on “Modern Taxes and Modern States: How Russia and the World Learned to Love Taxes in the 19th and 20th Centuries” on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in 219 Aaron Burr Hall, at Princeton. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies and cosponsored with the

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by September 30 to the Kathleen Allen at or 609-258-5978**

Kotsonis’s interests include Imperial Russia, political economy, history of the modern state, and the history of taxation in Russia and the world. His books include, as coeditor, Russian Modernity: Politics, Knowledge, Practices (2000), and, as author, Making Peasants Backward: Agricultural Cooperatives and the Agrarian Question in Russia, 1861 – 1914 (1999). Ph.D. Columbia University.

Serguei Oushakine, associate professor of anthropology and Slavic languages and literatures, is the director of the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information contact the Kathleen Allen, or 609-258-5978.

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