tl;dr: Untranslated book club, novichok fiction, Homo sovieticus, exercises in style. Grad school over. NYC.
Reworking a roaming reading list. Anyone know a good starting/reset point for these authors?
tl;dr: No summer series, the library is shrinking, Heracleum takes Russia, so do ladybugs.
tl;dr: Russian Conservatism review, infrastructure and political economy, another blog bites the dust.
Everyone's favorite attention-hogging autocrat is getting not one, but two graphic biographies next year.
It's more than just crusty old guys dreaming about the good old days.
7-19 June, 2021.
Одним словом, I quit Instagram and put Twitter on probation.
I'm taking a month off to focus on my Master's thesis. See you in May!
Stronski argues that the physical transformation of Tashkent was not an end in itself, but rather a means to change the people and their society.
Koenker documents an uneasy tension between purpose and pleasure in Soviet vacation travel.
td;dr: not all golden apples are worth pursuing. (на русском)