Russian Exile on the Bosporus
Reading a book, discussing the political meaning of a painting or expressing a personal opinion out loud about a war they want no part of can be powerful acts of resistance, and the first steps for exiles who are realizing that life can be different, not only in Turkey, but also in their home country.
Russia’s Ultranationalist Youth Army — with Ian Garner
“It is re-creating children from the ground up. It is preparing them for war.” Ian Garner joins New Lines Magazine’s Amie Ferris-Rotman to talk about how the Russian state built the “Z generation” of ultranationalist youth.
An American Reporter Faces Spy Charges in Russia
When the American journalist Evan Gershkovich was arrested in Russia last week on spying charges, the community of current and former Moscow correspondents scattered across the globe felt a collective sucker punch.
What My Pregnancy in Moscow Taught Me of Putin’s Russia
While I adored being pregnant in Russia, where I basked in the warmth of female solidarity, it became difficult to appreciate in an environment where women's rights were being governed, and even curtailed, by the state.
The Racist Treatment of Africans and African Americans in the Soviet Union
While the Soviet Union recruited and welcomed thousands of African students to study technological and scientific disciplines to fight the legacies of imperialism in their home countries, Soviet citizens often treated the Africans in their midst with disdain and hostility.
Russia’s Cultural War Amid Ukraine Conflict
Putin’s vision of a creative monopoly promoting Kremlin policy, national culture and conservative social values is already receiving lavish state funding and soaking up airtime. But the generation of Russian artists who have forged their identity in the post-Soviet era are finding discreet ways to express opposition.
Exposing Corruption in Putin’s Russia — with Bill Browder
“There's two ways you can fight the Russians: You can fight them with tanks, which I have no expertise in, and you can fight them in the banks. And I'm one of the people who knows more about this than just about anybody.”