Me, your host, on The Dig Podcast.
Guest: Mark Galeotti on The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia published by Yale University Press.
Guest: Tomas Matza on Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia published by Duke University Press.
Guest: Keith Gessen on America’s Russia Hands and his novel A Terrible Country published by Viking.
Guest: Chris Miller on Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia published by the University of North Carolina Press.
I review Doug Rogers’ deconstruction of oil—not to uncover its relations of production—to trace the dispersion of its value in shaping the post-Soviet province of Perm.
A response to the responses to the Navalny question and the Russian Left.
Guest: Chris Miller on The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR.
Guest: Jeremy Morris on Everyday Postsocialism: Working-class Communities in the Russian Margins.
Guest: Steven Crowley on the Russian labor movement.