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Navalny and Next


Guests: Ilya Budraitskis, Svetlana Erpyleva, and Greg Yudin on Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition, and the prospects of political pluralism in Russian society.

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Past Interviews

Gogol’s Town of N


Guest: Anne Lounsbery on Life Is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in the Russian Provinces, 1800–1917 published by Cornell University Press.

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Trash in (post-)Communist Eastern Europe


Guests: Elana Resnick and Viktor Pal on waste, recycling, reuse, and race in (post-)Communist Eastern Europe.

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Navalny and Next


Guests: Ilya Budraitskis, Svetlana Erpyleva, and Greg Yudin on Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition, and the prospects of political pluralism in Russian society.

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Zoos and Animals in Eastern Europe and Russia


Guests: Tracy McDonald and Marianna Szczygielska on zoos, non-humans, and Animal Studies in Eastern Europe and Russia

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Welcome to Chechnya


Guest: David France on his film Welcome To Chechnya.

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Witchcraft in Russia and Ukraine


Guests: Valerie Kivelson and Christine Worobec on witches, magic, spells in their new sourcebook Witchcraft in Russia and Ukraine, 1000–1900 published by Cornell University Press.

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Conquering Nature in Sakhalin and the Arctic


Guests: Paul Josephson and Sharyl Corrado on conquering nature, settlement, and Russian expansion in the Arctic and Sakhalin.

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From Soso to Stalin


Guest: Ronald Suny on Stalin: Passage to Revolution published by Princeton University Press.

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Watering the Soviet Lands


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

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REEES Faculty Spotlight: James Pickett

Faculty Spotlight on the University of Pittsburgh’s historian of Russia and Central Asia–James Pickett.

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