Watering the Soviet Lands

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

Duma Elections

Navalny the Unifier

It’s a few days old, but I wanted to draw readers’ attention to an article I wrote for the Exiled on Alexei Navalny as a

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The New Decembrists

Some of you may know that I’ve started writing op-eds on Russia for Al-Jazeera English.  Here’s an snippet of my latest on the Russian elections:

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Against Liars and Thieves

The Russian non-party opposition is trying to figure out what to do about the Duma elections in December.  Boycott? Lampoon? Participate? Vote for anyone except

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Sponge Bob Goes to War

  Over the past few years, I’ve argued that Nashi has been in a state of confusion in a post-Colored Revolution world. The Putin youth

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Electoral Rerun

Last Sunday’s municipal elections in 75 of Russia’s 83 regions were like a bad rerun.  Everyone played their role well in the latest stage production

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