“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.

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Raising Zombie Economics in Ukraine

After a long hiatus, I’ve started writing for Russia! Magazine again. Here’s my re-debut article, “Ukraine’s New Neoliberal Necromancer,” on the Ukrainian Finance Ministry’s hiring

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Raiding the Biryulyovo Spoils

This week’s Russia Magazine column, “The Economic Spoils of the Biryulyovo Riot,” on the possible reiderstvo of the Pokrovskii fruit and vegetable warehouse. Residents of

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Russia’s Haves and Have-Nots

This week’s Russia Magazine column, “Russia’s Widening Wealth Inequality,” The Putin years have been financially good for many Russians. Petrodollars have trickled down to a

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The Kremlin’s Electoral Coup

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “Sobyanin Wins! Navalny Wins! The Kremlin Wins?” I felt something strange while watching Sunday’s Moscow mayoral election: excitement. It had

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Putin’s Manual Control

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “The Far East Floods on Manual Control,” August is never good to Russia and this year is no different. For

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The Dynamics of Protest

This weeks Russia! Magazine column, “The Russian Opposition: Between Despair and Vanguard,” Earlier this month, Sergei Shelin wrote that a “perfect storm” threatens Russia. If that storm

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