Guest: Tony Wood on Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War published by Verso.
Partial transcript of my interview with Tony Wood about his excellent new book, Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War published by Verso.
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.
Guest: Jared McBride on the Holocaust, Soviet Secret Police Archives and Local Perpetrators in Western Ukraine.
Partial transcript of the event “Shaping National Memory: Ukrainian Secret Police Archives and WWII” at the University of Pittsburgh featuring Jared McBride.
Guests: Mark Galeotti, Kevin Rothrock, and Maxim Trudolyubov on making sense of Russia.
Guest: James Heinzen on The Art of the Bribe: Corruption under Stalin, 1943-1953.
Guest: Johan Engvall on The State as Investment Market: Kyrgyzstan in Comparative Perspective.
Guest: Erika Monahan on The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Russia.
As the media world is fixated on Putin’s allegedly stashed $2 billion, the not-named-Putin Russians in the leaked documents comprise of siloviki, chinovniki, parliamentarians, governors