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Comment on Keith Gessen’s The Quiet Americans

My thoughts on Keith Gessen’s “The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio” as an opening salvo in the need to deconstruct the discourses of the “Russia Hand.”

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The Theater of Diplomacy

I wrote a review of Alexander Etkind’s Roads Not Taken: An Intellectual Biography of William C. Bullitt and Michael McFaul’s From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia for Bookforum. Unfortunately, the review is behind the dreaded paywall. So here’s the pdf.

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Transcript: Deaf in the Soviet Union

The following is the transcript of my interview with Claire Shaw for the podcast Deaf in the Soviet Union. The transcript has been edited for clarity. I thought we’d start by having you talk about the origins of your work on deafness in Russia. How did you come to...

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Russian Presidential Elections 2018: Predicable Results with Unpredictable Aftermath

Ilya Budraitskis breaks down the upcoming Russian Presidential Election. Originally posted on LeftEast.

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The SRB Podcast in 2017

The SRB Podcast in 2017 by the numbers.

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A Memoir of Misadventures in Moscow

Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x [0:00] [0:00] [00:54:29] volume A Memoir of Misadventures in Moscow Guest: Michael Idov is an award winning journalist, novelist and screenwriter. From 2006 to 2012 he was a contributing editor at New York magazine where he won three National Magazine Awards for his...

Putinomics

Guest: Chris Miller on Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia published by the University of North Carolina Press.

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The Mitki Art Collective

Guest: Alexandar Mihailovic on The Mitki: The Art of Postmodern Protest in Russia published by University of Wisconsin Press.

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William C. Bullitt in the USSR

Guest: Alexander Etkind on Roads not Taken: An Intellectual Biography of William C. Bullitt published by Pittsburgh University Press.

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Russia’s Long Hangover

Guest: Shaun Walker on The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past published by Oxford University Press.

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Boris Savinkov and Russian Terrorism

Guest: Irina Meier on Boris Savinkov and Russian revolutionary terrorism.

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