Watering the Soviet Lands


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

Duma Elections

Medvedev’s Moves

“I’m out of it for a little while and everybody gets delusions of grandeur.” Now I understand how Han Solo felt after being defrosted from

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King Kadyrov

For Chechen hetman Ramzan Kadyrov, last weekend’s Duma elections was just another opportunity to show his loyalty to Moscow and further entrench his own power.

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Bread and Butter

Here’s something to chew on. Nicolai Petro asks in his column “Why Russian Liberals Lose“: “Why have Russia’s self-proclaimed “liberals” done so badly at attracting

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