Wilson Center Experts

Mariya Sevela

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
PhD Candidate, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences
Wilson Center Project(s):
Between Karafuto and Sakhalin: Remembering when Japan became the USSR, 1945-1948
Jan 01, 2001
Feb 01, 2001

Project Summary

Focuses on the Soviet occupation of a Japanese colony that marked the final stage of World War II. Examines the history and transformation of japanese Karafuto into the USSR settlemend of Sakhalin. Reconstructs the period through interviews and newly opened archives and examines how Russian and Japanese history have dealt with the episode.