Biryulyovo Riot Against the Multiethnic State

My article on the Biryulyovo riot, “How Russian Nationalism Fuels Race Riots,” is up on the Nation website: On the surface, the riot in Biryulyovo, a working class district in southern Moscow populated by a heavy mix of Russians and migrants, reveals the extent of Russian racism toward migrants, especially Muslims, and particularly North Caucasians. But writing […]

Normalizing Russian Nationalism

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “Mainstreaming Russian Nationalism,” was posted a day before the Levada Center released a poll on the popularity of the Russian March. The march is scheduled for Monday, on so-called Unity Day. According to the poll, support for the Russian March is growing: 40 percent of respondents support the idea in […]