Anatoly Pinsky is a historian of modern Russia and a visiting fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki. He is the editor of Posle Stalina: pozdnesovetskaia sub 'ektivnost' (1953-1985) and the author of articles that have appeared in Slavic Review, Russian Review, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, and other publications. He is currently completing a book manuscript, tentatively titled The Origins of the Thaw: Thought and Literature under Stalin and Khrushchev.