Paul Pryce (LIIA): Putin’s Third Term: The Triumph of Eurasianism? Andrei Piontkovsky on the four stages of Putinism. Keith Wagstaff on why so many Russians still love Stalin. Andrei Veselov on how an attempt to create a real labor union lands you in a penal colony. Should the Russian language be cleansed of foreign words? Yvonne Howell reviews We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity by Anindita Banerjee. Putin’s Ph.D.: Can a plagiarism probe upend Russian politics? For 40 years, this Russian family was cut off from all human contact, unaware of WWII. Can Moscow lift its profile as a cutting-edge destination? Ekow Eshun tours the hotspots of a creative renaissance. The czars and commissars alike are long gone — Moscow has almost become a normal European city. Marshall Poe interviews Eric Lohr, author of Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union.

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