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Guest: Niko Vorobyov on the adventures in dopeworld.

Biculturalism and the Apollo-Soyuz Mission


The final two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “A Brief Conversation on Biculturalism” by Alexandra Diouk and “Remembering the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Mission: 45 years of US-Russian Space Cooperation” by Lisa Becker.

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Medvedev Sacks Kudrin

Just like that Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin is gone after a 24 hour imbroglio that put him tet-a-tet with outgoing President and soon to

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Streamlining Nashi

Yesterday, fellow Blogger-in-arms Kevin Rothrock of the a unparalleled A Good Treaty and I were on Al Jazeera‘s The Steam talking about Nashi and Navalny.

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Chekist Chic

In the Soviet 1920s the leather jacket was the communist fashion statement.  It symbolized proletarian ruggedness, ideological fortitude, and the quintessential expression of revolutionary manliness. 

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The Zero Sum Game

I often tell my students that Russian politics is a zero sum game.  You’re either in or you’re out.  One’s political patronage begins and ends

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