Guest: Mark Galeotti on The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia published by Yale University Press.
Guest: Tomas Matza on Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia published by Duke University Press.
Guest: Natalia Roudakova on Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia published by Cambridge University Press.
I review Doug Rogers’ deconstruction of oil—not to uncover its relations of production—to trace the dispersion of its value in shaping the post-Soviet province of Perm.
Guest: Jeremy Morris on Everyday Postsocialism: Working-class Communities in the Russian Margins.
Guest: Steven Crowley on the Russian labor movement.
Guest: Johan Engvall on The State as Investment Market: Kyrgyzstan in Comparative Perspective.
Guest: Alexander Herbert on Russian punk rock.
Guest: David Foglesong on the American mission to save Russia.