The Origins of the Donbas War From Below

Guest: Serhiy Kudelia on the local dimensions of the Donbas war.

Ossified Putinism

Guest: Mark Galeotti on Putinism.


Soviet Nostalgia in the South Caucasus

Guest: Maxim Edwards on historical memory in the south Caucasus.

Russia’s New Anti-Terror Laws

Guest: Gleb Bogush on Russia’s anti-terror laws.

The US Pledge on NATO Expansion

Guest: Josh Shifrinson on the US pledge on no NATO expansion.

From Great Fear to the Great Terror



James Harris is a Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Leeds University where he specializes in the history of Stalinism. James has published several books and articles on the Stalin period. His most recent book is The Great Fear: Stalin’s Terror in the 1930s.

The Stillbirth of the Soviet Internet



Ben Peters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Tulsa and affiliated faculty at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He is the author of How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet.


Kraftwerk, “Computer World,” Computer World, 1984.

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