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SRB Podcast

To many, Russia, and the wider Eurasia, is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. But it doesn’t have to be. The SRB Podcast dispels the stereotypes and myths about the region with lively and informative interviews on Eurasia’s complex past, present, and future. New episodes drop weekly with an eclectic mix of topics from punk rock to Putin, and everything in-between. Subscribe on your favorite podcasts app, grab your headphones, hit play, and tune in. Eurasia will never appear the same.

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Dissecting Ramzan Kadyrov

Guest: Joshua Yaffa on Ramzan Kadyrov. The post Dissecting Ramzan Kadyrov appeared first on SRB Podcast.

37mins

15 Feb 2016

Rank #1

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Stalin’s Last Days

Guest: Joshua Rubenstein on The Last Days of Stalin. The post Stalin’s Last Days appeared first on SRB Podcast.

41mins

31 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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The Stalinist Film Industry

Guest: Guest: Maria Belodubrovskaya on Not According to Plan: Filmmaking under Stalin published by Cornell University Press. The post The Stalinist Film Industry appeared first on SRB Podcast.

53mins

17 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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The Art of the Bribe Under Stalin

Guest: James Heinzen on The Art of the Bribe: Corruption under Stalin, 1943-1953. The post The Art of the Bribe Under Stalin appeared first on SRB Podcast.

50mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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Russia, Israel, Iran and Syria

Guest: Maxim Suchkov, editor of Al-Monitor’s Russia-Mideast coverage, on Russia, Israel, Iran and Syria. [spp-player] The post Russia, Israel, Iran and Syria appeared first on SRB Podcast.

46mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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Stalin, Clans and Terror

Guest: Arch Getty on Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition. [spp-player] The post Stalin, Clans and Terror appeared first on SRB Podcast.

1hr 3mins

14 Nov 2016

Rank #6

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The Judeo-Bolshevik Myth

Guest: Paul Hanebrink on A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism published by Harvard University Press. The post The Judeo-Bolshevik Myth appeared first on SRB Podcast.

53mins

24 May 2019

Rank #7

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Working Class Life in Anytown Russia

Guest: Jeremy Morris on  Everyday Postsocialism: Working-class Communities in the Russian Margins. The post Working Class Life in Anytown Russia appeared first on SRB Podcast.

59mins

30 Jan 2017

Rank #8

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Assessing the Russian Military

Guest: Michael Kofman on the Russian military. The post Assessing the Russian Military appeared first on SRB Podcast.

1hr 1min

19 Nov 2017

Rank #9

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Witnessing the Collapse of Communism

Roundtable discussion marking the 30th anniversary of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Participants include Timothy Garton Ash, Bridget Kendall, and Jens Reich. The post Witnessing the Collapse of Communism appeared first on SRB Podcast.

1hr 33mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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Life and Times of Vladimir Dzhunkovsky

Guest: Richard Robbins on Overtaken by the Night: One Russian’s Journey through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. [spp-player] The post Life and Times of Vladimir Dzhunkovsky appeared first on SRB Podcast.

58mins

9 Feb 2018

Rank #11

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The Stalin Constitution

Guest: Samantha Lomb on  Stalin’s Constitution: Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution published by Routledge. [spp-player] The post The Stalin Constitution appeared first on SRB Podcast.

43mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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Stalin’s Purge of the Red Army

Guest: Peter Whitewood on The Red Army and the Great Terror: Stalin’s Purge of the Soviet Military. [spp-player] The post Stalin’s Purge of the Red Army appeared first on SRB Podcast.

44mins

23 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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Early Soviet Rule in Tajikistan

Guest: Botakoz Kassymbekova on Despite Cultures: Early Soviet Rule in Tajikistan. The post Early Soviet Rule in Tajikistan appeared first on SRB Podcast.

39mins

8 Jun 2017

Rank #14

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Russia, China and Inbetween

Guest: Ed Pulford on Mirrorlands: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between published by Hurst. The post Russia, China and Inbetween appeared first on SRB Podcast.

56mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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A Journey into Putin’s Country

Guest: Anne Garrels on Putin’s Country: A Journey into the Real Russia. The post A Journey into Putin’s Country appeared first on SRB Podcast.

37mins

8 Jun 2016

Rank #16

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Love, Sex, and Porn in Russia

Guest: Natalia Antonova on love, sex, and porn in Russia. The post Love, Sex, and Porn in Russia appeared first on SRB Podcast.

42mins

11 May 2016

Rank #17

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Russia, Syria, and the Jihadist Threat

Guest: Gordon Hahn on Russia's intervention in Syria. The post Russia, Syria, and the Jihadist Threat appeared first on SRB Podcast.

39mins

18 Oct 2015

Rank #18

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SRB on the Dig Podcast

Me, your host, on The Dig Podcast. The post SRB on the Dig Podcast appeared first on SRB Podcast.

1hr 52mins

29 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Surveillance Valley

Guest: Yasha Levine on Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet published by Public Affairs Books. [spp-player] The post Surveillance Valley appeared first on SRB Podcast.

59mins

18 Jun 2018

Rank #20