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Guest: Niko Vorobyov on the adventures in dopeworld.

Biculturalism and the Apollo-Soyuz Mission

The final two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “A Brief Conversation on Biculturalism” by Alexandra Diouk and “Remembering the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Mission: 45 years of US-Russian Space Cooperation” by Lisa Becker.


The Cost of Crimea

If and when Russia absorbs Crimea, acquiring the peninsula isn’t going to come cheap. The real cost of Crimea might not be sanctions from the

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Sochi’s Exploited Labor

My new Russia Magazine column, “Sochi’s Workers: Invisible and Expendable,” “The final stage in such a massive undertaking is always difficult,” Putin told officials in a

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Thoughts on Ukraine

I don’t follow Ukrainian internal politics too closely, but I thought I would offer some thoughts on what is clearly a “revolutionary situation.” The basic

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Raiding the Biryulyovo Spoils

This week’s Russia Magazine column, “The Economic Spoils of the Biryulyovo Riot,” on the possible reiderstvo of the Pokrovskii fruit and vegetable warehouse. Residents of

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Russia’s Haves and Have-Nots

This week’s Russia Magazine column, “Russia’s Widening Wealth Inequality,” The Putin years have been financially good for many Russians. Petrodollars have trickled down to a

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Navalny and Neoliberalism

My latest for Russia! Magazine, “Navalny’s Neoliberalism,” It’s no surprise that Alexei Navalny has come under the political microscope since his mayoral bid took off.

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