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Olga Kucherenko is a specialist in the socio-cultural history of war, particularly the Second World War. She received her PhD in History at the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) and was later awarded a Research Fellowship at St. John’s College. Olga is the author of two monographs, Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941-1945 (OUP 2011) and Soviet Street Children and the Second World War: Welfare and Social Control under Stalin (Bloomsbury, 2016). Dr. Kucherenko's current book project, “Our Would-be Friends”, focuses on Anglo-Soviet interpersonal relations and mutual perceptions in the 1940s.