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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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The Callousness of Russian Intensive Care Units

I don’t normally hype the translations I’ve been doing on side for Meduza’s English portal. I feel I don’t need to promote everything. But I wanted to draw readers to this recent translation I did of Katerina Gordeeva’s article “The business of breathing How Vladimir Putin tried and failed...

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Daughter of the Cold War

Guest: Grace Kennan Warnecke on growing up in George F. Kennan’s shadow.

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American History Through Russian Eyes

Guest: Ivan Kurilla on American studies in Russia.

Russian LGBTQ and New Left Activism

Guest: Jessica Mason on LGBTQ activism and the New Left in Russia.

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.

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