History professor Stephen Bittner has found himself in demand for his expertise about the Ukrainian crisis. Recently, he appeared on an MSNBC news segment with a Washington Post reporter. See http://mediaoneservices.com/stephen-bittner-030414/.
He has also provided commentary to Al Jazeera America, Romanian Service of Radio France International, the Slovakian newspaper Pravda. See an interview on Germany's position at http://2paragraphs.com/?p=14539.
Also covering the crisis is a Q&A from him in an article entitled What is Next for the Ukraine? at http://matisak.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/whats-next-for-ukraine/.
Bittner is a Professor of History focusing on Russian/Soviet and Eastern Europe. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is the author of "The Many Lives of Khrushchev's Thaw."
In recent years, he has turned his attention to the history of viticulture and winemaking in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. Research for this book took him to archives and libraries in Ukraine, Russia, and Georgia. The result will be "Whites and Reds: Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar."