Regina Smyth
(Cambridge University Press) In a path-breaking study of Russian elections, Regina Smyth reveals how much electoral competition matters to the Putin regime and how competition leaves Russia more vulnerable to opposition challenges than is perceived in the West. Using original data and analysis,...
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(Pushkin House) Sergei Medvedev, a historian, writer and journalist, has won this year's Pushkin House Russian book prize for his work The Return of the Russian Leviathan on contemporary Russia. A prestigious jury overseeing the Prize -- awarded each year for the best non-fiction writing in English...
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In this week’s PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Ben Noble (Lecturer at University College London) and Nikolay Petrov (Senior Fellow at Chatham House) about ongoing changes to Russia’s national legislature based on the recently revised constitutional framework, and what these changes...
Caress Schenk
(Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs) An Uzbek nanny stood outside a Moscow metro station in 2016, waving the severed head of a child and screaming “I am a terrorist!” A suicide bombing in St.Petersburg in 2017 by a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen led to a rash of rumors about potential connections...
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(Haaretz) The producer of a documentary on Putin's critic who was poisoned in August explains why he found Navalny as great a mystery as the Russian president himself - and how he dealt with the film's director being brutally murdered. In March 2017, tens of thousands of demonstrators attended...
PONARS Eurasia
Geopolitics on the Move is a podcast series hosted by Sean Guillory (SRB Podcast) and Fyodor Lukyanov (Russia in Global Affairs) that discusses the crucial geopolitical issues that currently define world politics with some of the best Russian, European, and American thinkers. Geopolitics on the...
PONARS Eurasia
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regime Legitimacy in Eurasia? Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. "The Impact of COVID-19 on Popular Attitudes in Central Asia" Pauline Jones (University of Michigan) "...
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(PONARS Eurasia Podcast) In this week's episode, Maria Lipman chats with Natalya Chernyshova (University of Winchester) and Nikolay Petrov (Chatham House) about the ongoing protests in Belarus and their implications for the regime. Listen here (Blubrry) | View all episodes  Recommended: Natalya...
Konstantin Sonin
Поддержка Лукашенко президентом Путиным – тактическая и стратегическая ошибка, как её не разбирай. ПОДДЕРЖКА ЛУКАШЕНКО Поддержка Лукашенко президентом Путиным – тактическая и стратегическая ошибка, как её не разбирай. Непонятно, каким образом это может способствовать российским интересам что в...
Vladimir Gelman
«Мы не можем точно знать, что именно произошло, но все эти события вписываются в серию похожих отравлений, которые уже происходили с другими российскими оппозиционерами. К примеру, Владимира Кара-Мурза-младший, который был отравлен дважды. В России подобное происходит регулярно», - отметил эксперт...

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