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Professor Thomas Graham (right); and Professor Stephen Hanson (left)
April 9, 2018
On March 18, in a landslide victory of over 76 % of the votes, Vladimir Putin extended his time in office for another six years. Thomas Graham, Senior Lecturer in Russian...
Professor Fred Strebeigh on Defending Russian Nature
April 6, 2018
A number of images has lately been associated with Russia—invasion of Crimea, European energy security, election hacking— but “environmental protectionism” is not one of them...
God Is a Russian
April 5, 2018
“Politics is the art of identifying and neutralizing the enemy.” —Ivan Ilyin, 1948 The Russian looked Satan in the eye, put God on the psychoanalyst’s couch, and understood...
Russian Journalist Provides a Fresh View of Moscow’s Politics
March 2, 2018
“In a physical sense, traveling from Moscow to New York is easy. In a political sense, it feels like going to a different planet,” said Russian journalist Mikhail Rostovsky...
Rita Safariants, Assistant Professor of Russian, St. Olaf College
March 1, 2018
“Can music change the world?” is the question Tomek Lipiński, a co-founder of a Polish punk band Brygada Kryzys, is faced with at the end of the film Beats of Freedom. At the...
Darya Smirnova, European & Russian Studies MA Program
February 27, 2018
When Darya Smirnova, originally from Odessa, Ukraine, and educated at St. Andrews University in the U.K., arrived at Yale, she wondered if all of her international...
Alexandr Askoldov’s 1967 Soviet film Commissar
January 29, 2018
The Yale Macmillan Center, Carnegie Corporation and Films at the Whitney resumed their “Red Century: The Russian Revolution on Film” screenings this semester with a showing...