Sharafutdinova

PONARS Eurasia 21 Oct 2020
(Oxford University Press) What explains Putin's enduring popularity in Russia? In The Red Mirror, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova uses social identity theory to explain Putin's leadership. The main source of Putin's political influence, she finds, lies in how he articulates the shared collective perspective that unites many Russian citizens. Under his tenure, the Kremlin's media machine has...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Oct 2020
Authoritarian Governance and Reform in Russia Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring: Dinissa Duvanova (Lehigh University) Vladimir Gel'man (European University at Saint Petersburg) Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (King's College London) Judyth...
Harris Mylonas 18 Aug 2020
(Nationalities Papers) In a recent interview with Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon, Alyaksandr Lukashenka—President of Belarus since the establishment of this office in 1994—explained why he was the only parliamentarian in Belarus who did not support the ratification of the 1991 Belovezha Accords that brought down the Soviet Union and established the Commonwealth of Independent...
(PONARS Eurasia Commentary) Less than two months ago—a world apart—we were remembering Boris Nemtsov, five years after his passing. Nemtsov, who was shot dead in 2015 a few hundred meters from the Kremlin, turned into a symbol, an ideal of a free and democratic Russia, one that set out on the path of freedom but never arrived there. A few weeks after the tragic anniversary, Russia’s...