Watering the Soviet Lands

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


Politkovskaya Ten Years On

It’s been ten years since an assassin put four bullets in Anna Politkovskaya—three in her chest, one in her head, the hallmark of a contract hit. And what can be said on this macabre anniversary?

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Putin’s Postmodern Cult

  I wrote the following review of Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon, Helena Goscilo, ed., for Reviews and Critical Commentary: In September, strippers from

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