A new book co-edited by Andrey Makarychev (University of Tartu) and Andre Mommen (University of Amsterdam) discusses the social, ideological and economic changes that have occurred in Russia since 2000, a period also called the Putin era. The large-scale demonstrations and protest actions in Russia that erupted immediately after the State Duma election on 4 December 2011 illustrate the deep crisis of the model of governance instituted by Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago. The book addresses a number of questions pertinent to the discourses of power and resistance, the new social media, the new urban middle class, cross-border and trans-national projects, energy security, and Russia's relations with its neighbors (the EU, Ukraine, China and others). A book presentation seminar was held at the University of Tartu on October 18, 2013.
The Interview with Andrey Makarychev begins at timestamp 5:15.