Watering the Soviet Lands


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

Russia! Magazine

Russia’s Scandalocracy

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “Russia’s Descent into Absurdity,” A rather hilarious petition, “Check E. B. Mizulina’s mental health” is circulating around RuNet. If you

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Jailing Russia’s Mayors

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “The Summer of Mayors“: It’s the summer of mayors in Russia. That’s right: mayors. Those unalluring, often block shaped, overwhelmingly

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Migrants and the Russian Nation

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “Migrants and Russia’s Split National Identity,” When asked about migrant workers in a recent interview with Moskovskii novosti, Sergey Sobyanin

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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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Putin’s Unmoored Youth

This week’s Russia Magazine! column, “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” “Who has the youth has the future!” Martin Luther declared. As object-subjects of modern states, youth

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Fragmenting Putinism

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “Surveying Putin 2.0“: In his seminal essay on hegemony, State and Civil Society, the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci summed up

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The Let’s Pretend Game

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “The Magnitsky Minstrelsy“: The passage of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 last December sent US-Russia

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