Slavic Department Grad Student Bradley Gorski Reviews Vladimir Sorokin’s latest sci-fi marvel, Telluria, for Public Books. The future of Europe recedes far into the past, into a medieval world where Russia no longer exists—at least according to Vladimir Sorokin’s latest sci-fi marvel, Telluria (published in Russian in 2013, not yet translated into English).
SIPA Student Lydia Tomkiv Investigates Fakery in Russian Disinformation Campaign for Nieman Journalism Lad. As Tomkiw writes the photograph below was published on a Russian politics website and then spread quickly to many blogs. It was said to show a morgue full of dead bodies in Slovyansk, Ukraine.
MARS student Casey Michel writes about Russia’s gas deal with China and the finalization of the Eurasian Economic Union in the Moscow Times (June 24, 2014). “…if you scratch the surface, and move beyond the flash bulbs and forced smiles, it becomes rapidly apparent that the Kremlin’s maneuverings have achieved little.
Does the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) signal a return to the Soviet Union? Casey Michel (’15) argues that the EEU will not be the hegemon its leaders wish it to be. Read his thoughts in The Diplomat and Foreign Policy. (Also, see his opinion piece on how geopolitics are affecting international friendships in the Houston Chronicle).
Academic Studies Press has just released the second volume of Professor Richard Wortman’s collected essays: Visual Texts, Ceremonial Texts, Texts of Exploration: Collected Articles on the Representation of Russian Monarchy.