Sean's Russia Blog

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Weekly interviews on Eurasian politics, history and society.

Episodes

  • Nemtsov Murder Reverberations and Early 1930s Armenia

    19/03/2015 Duration: 46min

    Guests: Pavel Baev on the fallout of the Nemtsov murder; Pietro Shakarian on Armenia. The post Nemtsov Murder Reverberations and Early 1930s Armenia appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Annexation of Crimea and the Destruction of the Russian Empire

    13/03/2015 Duration: 54min

    Guests: Karl Qualls on the history of Crimea; Josh Sanborn on the destruction of the Russian empire. The post Annexation of Crimea and the Destruction of the Russian Empire appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • The Murder of Boris Nemtsov

    04/03/2015 Duration: 30min

    Guest: Mark Galeotti on the murder of Boris Nemtsov. The post The Murder of Boris Nemtsov appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Ukrainian-Russian Relations in Historical Perspective and Putin as Improviser

    27/02/2015 Duration: 48min

    Guests: Faith Hillis on her article is "Intimacy and Antipathy: Ukrainian-Russian Relations in Historical Perspective" published in Kritika. Andrew Weiss on"Putin the Improviser" in the Wall Street Journal. The post Ukrainian-Russian Relations in Historical Perspective and Putin as Improviser appeared first on SRB Podcast.

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

    19/02/2015 Duration: 01h18s

    Guests: Balazs Jarabik, on his article is "What Did Minsk II Actually Achieve?" Valerie Sperling on Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia published by Oxford. The post Podcast: The Fate of Minsk II and Gender, Sex, and Putin appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Podcast: War in the Donbas and Mr. Putin

    12/02/2015 Duration: 59min

    Guests: Christopher Miller on the Donbas and Fiona Hill on Putin. The post Podcast: War in the Donbas and Mr. Putin appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Sly Uncivility

    13/01/2010

    Forget about "civil society" destroying Communism in Eastern Europe, says Stephen Kotkin in this interview about his new book, Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment on New Books in History. It's a myth. The Communist establishments in Eastern Europe were quite politically stable and were hardly challenged by widespread opposition (except in Poland). Instead, Kotkin attributes the collapse of Communism to "uncivil society", that is the elites who became disillusioned with their own system and by 1989 simply let it melt away. Lively and pointed, this interview will change your views on the collapse of Communism in the East. The post Sly Uncivility appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • An American Physicist in Tuva

    17/08/2009

    Richard Feynman, famous American physicist, atom bomb maker, father of nanotechnology, and Tuva lover.  Feynman discovered the remote region and its nomadic people from stamp collecting during the dark days of the Cold War.  Feynman began a long correspondence with one of its residents.  Feynman wanted to visit Tuva, but never did.  The Cold War […] The post An American Physicist in Tuva appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Losing and Finding Russia

    15/07/2009

    I made reference to Susan Richards’ book Lost and Found in Russia: Encounters in a Deep Heartland in my last post.  I have not read the book, nor can I buy it unless I want to pay extra shipping from England.  Lost and Found has yet to be published in the US.  Too bad.  As […] The post Losing and Finding Russia appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Bifurcated Memory

    05/04/2009

    [podcast]http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/ta/ta_20090401-1708a.mp3[/podcast] Thinking Allowed‘s Laurie Taylor has an interesting discussion with Mikhail Ryklin about the historical memory of Stalinism. Ryklin’s most recent work looks at Communist ideology as a “substitute” or “political” religion which “gave millions of people all over the globe an ultimate meaning.”  Indeed, Marxism, with its eschatological narrative based on the fall and […] The post Bifurcated Memory appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Internal Terror

    17/03/2009

    Cynthia Hooper gave a fascinating talk titled “Terror from Within: Brotherhood and Betrayal in the NKVD” at UCLA in February.  The Center for European and Eurasian Studies has kindly uploaded the podcast.  I offer it here for readers’ intellectual enjoyment. [podcast]http://www.international.ucla.edu/media/podcasts/Hooper09.mp3[/podcast] The post Internal Terror appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Beatlemania Soviet Style

    14/02/2009

    [podcast]http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/docarchive/docarchive_20090213-0830a.mp3[/podcast] The BBC World Service has an interesting documentary on Beatlemania in the Soviet Union. When the Fab Four hit the international scene in 1964, youth in the Soviet Union were no exception in succumbing to their tunes.  But unlike fans in the West, the Beatles’ aficionados had to record songs off the Western radio, […] The post Beatlemania Soviet Style appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Wither Nashi?

    31/01/2009

    For those interested in Nashi, I recommend listening to this interview with Dr. Regina Heller from the University of Hamburg Institute for Peace and Research (a recent article of hers on Nashi can be found here).  I think Heller’s discussion serves as as good primer for understanding the many aspects to the pro-Kremlin group.  I […] The post Wither Nashi? appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Livin’ on the Russian Poverty Line

    14/06/2008

    Who is leading the tandem dance? Is it Medvedev’s or Putin’s turn this week? The answer to who is at top in Kremlin Inc. is superfluous to those who live at Russia’s poverty line. Like in most places, the little guy is mostly a creature for cardboard cut out used for political rhetoric and posturing […] The post Livin’ on the Russian Poverty Line appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Petrostate

    14/05/2008

    Bloomberg.com’s audio program On the Economy talks with Marshall Goldman about Gazprom, Putin, Medvedev, oil and gas, and the “Dutch disease.” Goldman’s new book Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia just came out on Oxford University Press. You can download the interview here. The post Petrostate appeared first on SRB Podcast.

  • Other Russia’s Sugar Daddy

    01/06/2007

    Russophile brought my attention to the following news from the Financial Times. Arch Putin enemy oligarch Boris Berezovsky admitted in an interview with FT reporter Jimmy Burns that he is indeed funding Other Russia. Don’t believe it? Listen to the audio file yourself. Russophile is right, Borya just doesn’t get it. He also is just […] The post Other Russia’s Sugar Daddy appeared first on SRB Podcast.

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