The Slavic Connexion

An Intimate Look at Prostitution in Late Imperial Russia with Siobhán Hearne

September 10th, 2021  •  49 mins 23 secs  •  Download (45.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Dr. Siobhán Hearne joins Katya to talk about her new book, Policing Prostitution: Regulating the Lower Classes in Late Imperial Russia, a social history of prostitution in last decades of the Russian Empire. Dr. Hearne uses archival research conducted in Moscow, St Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Riga, Vilnius, Minsk, Kyiv and Tartu to examine how prostitution and its regulation functioned in different parts of the empire. We hope you enjoy!