Watering the Soviet Lands


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

Russia! Magazine

Raiding the Biryulyovo Spoils

This week’s Russia Magazine column, “The Economic Spoils of the Biryulyovo Riot,” on the possible reiderstvo of the Pokrovskii fruit and vegetable warehouse. Residents of

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Russia’s Haves and Have-Nots

This week’s Russia Magazine column, “Russia’s Widening Wealth Inequality,” The Putin years have been financially good for many Russians. Petrodollars have trickled down to a

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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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The Dynamics of Protest

This weeks Russia! Magazine column, “The Russian Opposition: Between Despair and Vanguard,” Earlier this month, Sergei Shelin wrote that a “perfect storm” threatens Russia. If that storm

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