Charles A. Ruud

- Professor Emeritus

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1965
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 81552
Office: Lawson Hall 1201
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Ruud's research is focused on Russian History with a special interest in censorship in the Russian press.

Select Publications


    • Sytin Memoirs Cover(2012) My Life for the Book: The Memoirs of a Russian Publisher, Ivan D. Sytin McGill Queen's University Press

    • Fighting Words Cover(2009) Fighting Words: Imperial Censorship and the Russian Press, 1804-1906 University of Toronto Press

    • Constant Diplomat Cover(2009) The Constant Diplomat: Robert Ford in Moscow Montreal:McGill Press

    • Fontanka 16: Tsaarid Salapolitsei Cover(2005) Fontanka 16: Tsaaride Salapolitsei, co-authored with S.A. Stepanov, Tanapaev Press, Tallinn, (an Estonian translation).

    • Fontanka 16: Cover(2002) Fontanka 16: The Tsar's Political Police, co-authored with S.A. Stepanov, McGill-Queen's University Press, (paperback edition).

Book Chapters

  • (2003) "Crosscurrents of French, Austrian, and Russian Security Policing, 1750-1900," in The Cultural Gradient: The Transmission of Ideas in Europe, 1789-1991, eds. Catherine Evtuhov and Stepehn Kotkin, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003, pp.131-44.
  • (2000) "Russia," in The War for the Public Mind: Political Censorship in Nineteenth Century Europe, ed. Robert Justin Goldstein, Westport, Conn., 2000, pp. 239-272.
  • (1995) "The reports of Robert A.D. Ford, Canadian Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1964-1980," Diplomatic Documents and Their Users, eds. John Hilliker and Mary Halloran, Ottawa, 1995.

Refereed Journal Publications:

  • (2006) "Censorship of the Press - Russia," Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, 156, 2006, 54-63.