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Mariia Zimina


Mariia Zimina
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 12,
D-35394 Gießen,


seit 2022 Studentische Hilfskraft in der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropaforschung
2021-gegenwärtig Doktorandin am International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), JLU Gießen
2020-2021 Praktikantin beim Internship Program - Rival Communist Parties
2018 Human Rights Documentation Internship Program am Open Society Archives 


MA in Comparative History an der Central European University, Budapest


BA in Geschichte an der National Research University Higher School of Economic, Sankt Petersburg



  • Journalismus im Kalten Krieg
  • Kulturdiplomatie
  • Tauwetter-Periode
  • Berufliche Netzwerke


  • Sablin I., Aleksandr Kuchinskiy, Aleksandr Korobeinikov, Mikhaylov S., Oleg Kudinov, Kitaeva Y., Pavel Aleksandrov, Maria Zimina. Transcultural Empire: Geographic Information System of the 1897 and 1926 General Censuses in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. Heidelberg: HeiDATA: Heidelberg Research Data Repository, University of Heidelberg, 2015.


Soviet International News Coverage: The Network of Professionals, 1945-1964

The   doctoral   project   draws   attention   to   the   personal   input   of   journalists   into   Soviet international news coverage in the post-war years. A deeper look into the work of those workers shows a striking contrast to the historiographical tradition of portraying the USSR asan isolated country. In fact, many decisions were made in the field of foreign propaganda based on the impulses “from below” by mezhdunarodniki [international news workers]. The dissertation explores what kind of background was expected for mezhdunarodniki, whether the target demographic in the regions affected the choice of personnel and methods of work,what the institutional prerequisites were, if those were different for high-rank officials andordinary  international  coverage   journalists, etc.  I  also   focus on   the  division   of functions between the main Soviet news outlets and other actors in the field at the time: from heads of news agencies and propaganda departments to embassy employees and officials at Agitprop.