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News and commentary on Russia.

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For the past few weeks, protests for fair elections in upcoming municipal polls have become weekly in Moscow and St. Petersburg as thousands have defied authorities to attend unsanctioned rallies. The police crackdown has been particularly harsh in M...

Roundtable discussion marking the 30th anniversary of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Participants include Timothy Garton Ash, Bridget Kendall, and Jens Reich. The post Witnessing the Collapse of Communism appeared first on SRB Podcast.

 Guest: Doug Smith on Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs. The post Rasputin, the Man and the Myth (Rebroadcast) appeared first on SRB Podcast.

The Evictors

on Jul 19, 2019

Around Moscow, there’s a whole industry of so-called “black creditors” — microfinance institutions (or MFOs) that swindle and seize debtors’ homes. Ivan Golunov’s investigation for Meduza has discovered that almost 500 apartments have bee...

Guest: Laurence Bogoslaw on Russians on Trump: Press Coverage and Commentary published by Eastview.   The post Russians on Trump (Rebroadcast) appeared first on SRB Podcast.

Manduhai Buyandelger’s keynote address “Self-Polishing and Electoral Selves: Elections and the New Economies of Democratization in Postsocialist Mongolia” given at the 2019 Annual Soyuz Symposium. The post Gender and Electoral Self-Polishing in...

Guest: Tobie Mathew on Greetings From The Barricades: Revolutionary Postcards in Imperial Russia published by Four Corners Books. The post Russian Revolutionary Postcards appeared first on SRB Podcast.