Watering the Soviet Lands


Guests: Maya Peterson and Christopher Ward on water and the environment in the Soviet Union.

Murder

Politkovskaya Ten Years On

It’s been ten years since an assassin put four bullets in Anna Politkovskaya—three in her chest, one in her head, the hallmark of a contract hit. And what can be said on this macabre anniversary?

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Surkov and Neo-Nazis?

My latest for Russia Magazine, “Did Vladislav Surkov Help Fund Neo-Nazis?“: It’s long been rumored that Vladislav Surkov funded and directed football hooligans and Russian

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Battlefield Volgograd

My article for Next City, “Why the Terrorists Chose Volgograd,” Volgograd has a long history of violence. Originally Tsaritsyn, it was a key southern outpost

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Volgograd Bombing

Russia suffered its first terrorist attack outside the North Caucasus since the Domodedovo airport bombing that killed 37 and injured 178 in January 2011. Though

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Six and Sixty

This post was also published at Warscapes. Sunday, October 7, marks six years since Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in her apartment elevator. The assailant shot

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