W. George Krasnow

W. George Krasnow
Russian-American Samizdat

W. George Krasnow (also published as Vladislav Krasnov), Ph.D., runs the Russia and America Goodwill Association, a non-profit organization of Americans for friendship with Russia. Formerly, he was a professor and director of Russian Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.

Under the name of Vladislav Krasnov he published three books:

Solzhenitsyn and Dostoevsky: A Study in the Polyphonic Novel (University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, 1979)

Russia Beyond Communism: A Chronicle of National Rebirth (Westview Press, 1991)

Soviet Defectors: The KGB wanted List (Hoover Institution Press, 1985)

His op-ed columns have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Examiner, San Diego Union, and Dallas Morning News.

He has an excellent article at on the new book on Rabbi Elmer Berger. View the forum he discusses, featuring FGF columnist, Jon Utley, on YouTube.

Recent articles, signed W. George Krasnow, can be found online, as well as in Johnson's Russia List, Russia Blog, Russia: Other Points of View, OpenDemocracy (UK) and a number of Russian-language outlets.



Links to some of W. George Krasnow's articles: article: The World for Israel of Jews for the World

YouTube clip with Congressman Ron Paul, 5/7/08

Russia Today TV Interview, 9/25/08

“Obama’s Perestroika Challenge: US & Russia,” 1/7/09

“Russia’s Solzhenitsyn Remembered: A Tribute from the USA,” 12/21/08

The Captive Nations 1959 Law and Other US Relics of the Cold War,” 12/17/09

Replace the Entire Operating System,” 5/19/09

“Suzanne Massie's Advice to President Obama: Revive Reagan's Attitude toward Russia”

“Would Harvard Ever Help Russia?”

The Resumption of History (after a Marxist detour)

DON'T COUNT RUSSIA OUT: A Reply to Jeffrey Tayler

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2013 Archives:

• September 5, 2013– To Defect or To Integrate? Edward Snowden's Dilemma


2011 Archives:

• January 21, 2011– Winter Soldiers vs. Sunshine Patriots

2010 Archives:

• December 15, 2010 – A New Conservative Manifesto for Russia

• November 23, 2010 – A Tribute to American Patriot, In Memory of Joe Sobran (1946-2010): Part Two

• November 18, 2010 – A Tribute to American Patriot, In Memory of Joe Sobran (1946-2010): Part One

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