Pietro A. Shakarian

Pietro A. Shakarian is a PhD candidate in Russian History at The Ohio State University. He earned his MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, his MLIS at Kent State University, and his BA in History at John Carroll University in Cleveland. His main interest is 19th and 20th century Russian and Eurasian history, with a focus on the history of the Caucasus region, particularly Armenia and Georgia.  He has written analyses on Russia and the former Soviet space for The NationThe Plain Dealer, the Russian International Affairs Council, and Hetq Online.