Watering the Soviet Lands


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

Moscow

Restoring Dzerzhinsky

There are good ideas. There are bad ideas. Then there are really, really bad ideas. It seems that the Moscow city government might embrace the

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The Kremlin’s Electoral Coup

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “Sobyanin Wins! Navalny Wins! The Kremlin Wins?” I felt something strange while watching Sunday’s Moscow mayoral election: excitement. It had

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Migrants and Corruption

I got a gig writing for the Nation. Here’s my first article, “Corruption, Not Migrants, Is Russia’s Problem.” A few words updating the story. Yesterday

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Moscow in Perspective

Moscow.  Being in Russia’s capital provides a perspective impossible to acquire through the news.  Contrary to popular belief, the Internet doesn’t bring us closer together. 

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Luzhkov the Weather Warlock

I think I finally understand why the Kremlin was so hell bent on securing Yuri Luzhkov’s continued domination over Moscow politics: the weather.  Yuri Mikhailovich

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Moscow Costs but Pays

The fact that Moscow is expensive city is well known. For the second consecutive year, the Cost of Living Survey, which is conducted by the

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