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The Memorialization of WWII in Russia

Guest: Elizabeth Wood, professor of history at MIT. She is the author of Performing Justice: Agitation Trials in Early Soviet Russia and The Baba and the Comrade: Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Russia. Her current work centers on the performance of power under Vladimir Putin in Russia today. Subscribe and rate...

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Russian Culture Under Putin and Ukraine’s Historical Memory Laws

Guests: Eliot Borenstein, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. He is the author of Overkill: Sex Violence, and Russian Popular Culture after 1991 and blogs about Russia at All the Russias Blog. John-Paul Himka, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History & Classics at University...

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Post-Maidan Ukraine and Belarusian Nationalism

Guests: Sophie Pinkham, doctoral student in Columbia University’s Slavic department. Her recent articles include “Which Ukraine?” and “Watching the Ukrainian Oligarchs” both published in the New Yorker. Per Rudling, Associate Professor of the Department of History at Lund University in Sweden and author of The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism,...

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Islam Karimov’s Uzbekistan

Guest: Paul Stronski is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus. He is the author of Tashkent: Forging a Soviet City, 1930-1966 and most recently “Uzbek Elections Preordained,...

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Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and WWII

Guest: Cathy Frierson, professor of modern Russian history at the University of New Hampshire. Her books include Peasant Icons: Representations of Rural People in Late 19th Century Russia, All Russia is Burning: A Cultural History of Fire and Arson in Late Imperial Russia, Children of the Gulag, and most recently...

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Nemtsov Murder Reverberations and Early 1930s Armenia

  Guests: Pavel Baev, a senior researcher at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo. He writes about contemporary Russia for the Eurasian Daily Monitor. His most recent article is Putin’s Disappearing Act May Be Sign of a Leadership Crisis. Pietro Shakarian, graduate student at the Center for Russian, East European, and...

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Annexation of Crimea and the Destruction of the Russian Empire

Guests: Karl Qualls, Professor of History at Dickinson College and author of From Ruins to Reconstruction: Urban Identity in Soviet Sevastopol after World War II. Josh Sanborn, Professor of History at Lafayette College and author of Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire. Podcast: Play in...

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The Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Guest: Mark Galeotti, Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at New York University where he specializes in transnational organized crime, security affairs and modern Russia. His most recent book is Russia’s Wars in Chechnya. You can read his writings about contemporary Russia at his blog In Moscow’s Shadows. His writings on Boris Nemtsov’s...

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Ukrainian-Russian Relations in Historical Perspective and Putin as Improviser

Guests: Faith Hillis, Assistant Professor of Russian History at the University of Chicago and author of Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation. Her most recent article is “Intimacy and Antipathy: Ukrainian-Russian Relations in Historical Perspective” published in Kritika. Andrew Weiss, vice president for studies at...

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Podcast: The Fate of Minsk II and Gender, Sex, and Putin

Guests: Balazs Jarabik, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on Ukraine and Eastern Europe. His most recent article is “What Did Minsk II Actually Achieve?” Valerie Sperling, professor of Political Science at Clark University and author of Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political...

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Podcast: War in the Donbas and Mr. Putin

Here’s the first of a new weekly podcast covering Eurasian politics, society, and history. Guests: Christopher Miller, Mashable‘s Senior Correspondent covering world news, particularly the post-Soviet space and especially Ukraine. You can read Chris’ reporting from Ukraine here. Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior...

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Interview with Mark Adomanis

My interview with Mark Adomanis who blogs about Russia at the Russian Hand on Forbes.com. You can follow him on Twitter @MarkAdomanis. [display_podcast]  

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