Hearing Communism: Part Two

Part two of Hearing Communism—five short audio pieces by students in my International Communism undergraduate research seminar at the University of Pittsburgh.

Hearing Communism: Part One


Part one of Hearing Communism—five short audio pieces by students in my International Communism undergraduate research seminar at the University of Pittsburgh.

Medvedev

Medvedev’s Generation

If history is any indication, a gerontocracy can kill a political system.  The Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc states suffered from it.  It currently

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Presidential Piggy Bank

A few weeks ago, Dmitry Medvedev announced that Russia’s top officials would reveal their incomes as part of an anti-corruption campaign.  When I heard this

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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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Portraits of Power

Medvedev and Putin looking Presidential Dmitri Medvedev is not just President of Russia. Nor is he simply a rising global interlocutor. He, or really his

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The G8 was Boring

It was Dmitri Medvedev’s coming out party to the other leaders of the G-8.  It seems that he didn’t fail to impress.  Bush called him

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Clan Illogic

Jeffrey Tayler takes up clanology in his article “The Master and Medvedev” in hopes to map the innards of Kremlin Inc (hat tip to James

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