With the aid of the Cleveland Public Library’s John G. White Special Collection, Pietro republished rare books of historical interest on the Caucasus in the Tsarist and Soviet eras. These included Friedrich Parrot’s Journey to Ararat
(1846), Baron August von Haxthausen’s Transcaucasia
(1854-55), and Aghavnie Yeghenian’s The Red Flag of Ararat
(1932). All three books were published by the Gomidas Institute in London. In addition, Pietro has written analyses on Russia and the former Soviet region for various news publications, including The Nation, The Plain Dealer
and the Russian International Affairs Council
, and he has appeared as a guest on The John Batchelor Show
and other programs. He also runs the Reconsidering Russia
podcast series, featuring interviews with various experts on Russia and the post-Soviet space.