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Politkovskaya Ten Years On

It’s been ten years since an assassin put four bullets in Anna Politkovskaya—three in her chest, one in her head, the hallmark of a contract hit. And what can be said on this macabre anniversary?

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Mapping Russian Labor Conflict

In July, the Center for Economic and Political Reform, a think tank that monitors and studies social and economic issues in Russia, released a report on labor conflict in the second quarter of 2016. In this period, TsEPR identified 263 incidents in 65 regions in Russia, 34 more than the...

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SRB Weekly Dispatch #7

The SRB Weekly Dispatch #7, the newsletter that rewinds the week in Russia, is out. You can access the newsletter here. You can read newsletters #1-6 here. Subscribe to the SRB Weekly Dispatch! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Country Email Format html text View...

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There Is No Other Way

Oleg Shein posted the following on his Facebook page: Today, the State Duma adopted a law raising the minimum wage from 6200 to 7500 rubles. This is definitely a good move. In fact, it’s not so small for workers who earn pennies. In 2011, 2.3 million people earned less than a...

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SRB Weekly Dispatch #2

The SRB Weekly Dispatch #2, a weekly newsletter rewinding Russia, came out today. If you’re not subscribed and would like to read it, you can find it here. If you missed last week’s you can read it here. You can sign up for the weekly edition to be sent...

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Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution

Guest: Brendan McGeever on the Bolsheviks and antisemitism.

The Politics of Russia’s Apartment Demolition

Guest: Maxim Trudolubov on Moscow’s apartment demolition plans.

Feminists in the Maidan

Guest: Emily Channell-Justice on feminist activism and the Maidan.

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The Early Modern Russian Empire

Guest: Nancy Kollmann on The Russian Empire, 1450-1801.

Women, Resistance, and Revolution

Guest: Sheila Rowbotham on a lifetime of socialist feminist activism.

Retrospective on Stalinism

Guest: Sheila Fitzpatrick on Stalinism.

SRB on This is Hell!

A This is Hell! interview with your humble host.

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Stalin’s Last Days

Guest: Joshua Rubenstein on The Last Days of Stalin.

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