I review Doug Rogers’ deconstruction of oil—not to uncover its relations of production—to trace the dispersion of its value in shaping the post-Soviet province of Perm.
Guest: Maxim Trudolubov on Moscow’s apartment demolition plans.
A This is Hell! interview with your humble host.
A response to the responses to the Navalny question and the Russian Left.
Guest: Mischa Gabowitsch on Protest in Putin’s Russia.
Guest: Henry Hale on Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective.
Guest: Alexey Kovalev on Russian propaganda.
Guest: Marc Bennetts on I’m Going to Ruin Their Lives: Inside Putin’s War on Russia’s Opposition.
Guest: Masha Lipman on the current state of Russian politics.
Guest: Mark Galeotti on Putinism.