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“The Reddest of the Blacks”

For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia

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Guests:

Mark Galeotti is a Senior Associate Fellow at Royal United Services Institute. He’s the author of many books, most recently The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia published by Yale University Press and We Need to Talk About Putin published by Penguin. He blogs about Russia at In Moscow’s Shadows.

Kevin Rothrock is the Managing Editor for Meduza English.

Maxim Trudolyubov is a Senior Adviser at the Kennan Institute and the Editor-at-Large of Vedomosti, an independent Russian daily. He writes The Russia File blog for the Kennan Institute and oversees special publications. He’s the author of The Tragedy of Property: Private Life, Ownership and the Russian State published by Polity.

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Music:

The Pixies, “Gouge Away,” Death to the Pixies, 1997.