Guest: Ilya Budraitskis on Russia’s war in Ukraine, fascism, and his essay collection, Dissidents among Dissidents. Ideology, politics and The Left in Post-Soviet Russia published by Verso.
Guest: Gulnaz Sharafutdinova on The Red Mirror: Putin’s Leadership and Russia’s Insecure Identity published by Oxford University Press.
Guest: Timothy Frye on Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia published by Princeton University Press.
Joshua Yaffa on Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia published by Penguin Random House.
Guest: Tony Wood on Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War published by Verso.
Partial transcript of my interview with Tony Wood about his excellent new book, Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War published by Verso.
Guests: Mark Galeotti, Kevin Rothrock, and Maxim Trudolyubov on making sense of Russia.