Guest: David France on his film Welcome To Chechnya.
Guests: Valerie Kivelson and Christine Worobec on witches, magic, spells in their new sourcebook Witchcraft in Russia and Ukraine, 1000–1900 published by Cornell University Press.
Guests: Paul Josephson and Sharyl Corrado on conquering nature, settlement, and Russian expansion in the Arctic and Sakhalin.
Guest: Ronald Suny on Stalin: Passage to Revolution published by Princeton University Press.
Guests: Maya Peterson and Christopher Ward on water and the environment in the Soviet Union.
Guest: Carl Shreck on the poisoning of Vladimir Kara-Muza.
Guest: Brian Milakovsky on the humanitarian crisis in the Donbas.
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This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “Family Values and Putin’s Fourth Pillar,” Last month, the Russian journalist Oleg Kashin called the 23 year old man brutally murdered
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