From Aliaska to Alaska

Guests: Bathsheba Demuth and Ilya Vinkoveysky on Russian and American colonialism and the environment in Alaska.

Enter Dopeworld


Guest: Niko Vorobyov on the adventures in dopeworld.

Oligarchs

Putin to Pardon Khodorkovsky

Putin is pardoning Mikahil Khodorkovsky. “In regard to Khodorkovsky, I’ve already said that Mikhail Borisovich must submit the corresponding papers [for a pardon] in accordance

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Russia as a Rhizome State

My review of Alena Ledeneva’s Can Russia Modernize? Sistema, Power Networks, and Informal Governance for Russia Direct, “Sistema: How power works in modern Russia,” In

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On Putin’s Bulldogs

This week’s Russia Magazine! column, “Putin’s Bulldogs and Their Bones,” In reference to the succession struggle after Stalin’s death, Winston Churchill famously compared the opaqueness

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