Nemtsov Murder Reverberations and Early 1930s Armenia

19 Mar

 

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Guests:

Pavel Baev, a senior researcher at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo. He writes about contemporary Russia for the Eurasian Daily Monitor. His most recent article is Putin’s Disappearing Act May Be Sign of a Leadership Crisis.

Pietro Shakarian, graduate student at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan. He has written widely on Russia and the former Soviet space and maintains his own blog Reconsidering Russia and the Former Soviet Union. He is the editor of The Red Flag at Ararat by Aghavnie Yeghenian and two forthcoming republications Transcaucasia (1854) by Baron August von Haxthausen and Journey to Ararat (1846) by Friedrich Parrot.

Annexation of Crimea and the Destruction of the Russian Empire

13 Mar

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Guests:

Karl Qualls, Professor of History at Dickinson College and author of From Ruins to Reconstruction: Urban Identity in Soviet Sevastopol after World War II.

Josh Sanborn, Professor of History at Lafayette College and author of Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire.

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov

4 Mar

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Guest:

Mark Galeotti, Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at New York University where he specializes in transnational organized crime, security affairs and modern Russia. His most recent book is Russia’s Wars in Chechnya. You can read his writings about contemporary Russia at his blog In Moscow’s Shadows. His writings on Boris Nemtsov’s murder are:

Ukrainian-Russian Relations in Historical Perspective and Putin as Improviser

27 Feb

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Guests:

Faith Hillis, Assistant Professor of Russian History at the University of Chicago and author of Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation. Her most recent article is “Intimacy and Antipathy: Ukrainian-Russian Relations in Historical Perspective” published in Kritika.

Andrew Weiss, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia. His most recent article is “Putin the Improviser” in the Wall Street Journal.

Podcast: The Fate of Minsk II and Gender, Sex, and Putin

19 Feb

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Guests:

Balazs Jarabik, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on Ukraine and Eastern Europe. His most recent article is “What Did Minsk II Actually Achieve?

Valerie Sperling, professor of Political Science at Clark University and author of Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia (Oxford, 2014).