- 10.04.18 Forthcoming
- 09.01.18 Hiatus Aftershock II, Otherwise Known as the September 2018 Booklist
- 08.03.18 Hiatus Aftershock, Otherwise Known as the August 2018 Booklist
- 07.03.18 July 2018 Booklist
- 03.02.18 March 2018 Booklist
- 02.01.18 February 2018 Booklist
- 01.10.18 My Most Anticipated Books of 2018
- 01.01.18 January 2018 Booklist
- 12.01.17 December Booklist
- 11.01.17 November Booklist
- 10.01.17 October Booklist
- 09.01.17 September Booklist
- 08.16.17 August Booklist, cont.
- 08.01.17 August Booklist
- 07.05.17 July Booklist, cont.
- 07.01.17 July Booklist
- 06.08.17 June Booklist
- 05.01.17 May Booklist
- 03.01.17 Trawling for Books
- 02.11.17 2 more books; take your pick
- 01.18.17 The Coming Year in Books
- 12.19.16 Holiday booklist
- 11.05.16 More recent, new, and upcoming books
- 10.10.16 The Marvelous Book Backlog
- 09.30.16 The Reading List Expands?
- 07.29.16 Five for the Shelf
- 05.03.16 Five Russia Reads I’d Love to See
- 04.06.16 2015: Russian Reads in Retrospect
- 03.07.16 7 Reads on the Radar
- 10.08.18 This Torturous Dance
- 09.05.18 ‘Return to Russophile,’ or, Can a Blogger Reinvent Themselves?
- 08.29.18 Каааждый год
- 08.03.18 B2 by…2019?
- 06.30.18 Takeaways from Six Weeks in Saint Petersburg (with subpar photos)
- 03.06.18 The Terrible Twos; or, I Can’t Believe It’s Been Another Year
- 02.17.18 In Which J.T. Rattles on About Literary Putins or Something
- 02.02.18 While Messing with Some Notes Today, Two Things Crossed My Mind
- 02.02.18 Goodbye Goodreads? A Reflection on Reading, Media, and Reviews
- 01.02.18 Russia Reviewed in 2018, part II of II
- 01.01.18 Russia Reviewed in 2018, part I of II
- 12.22.17 Naughty and Nice of 2017
- 10.27.17 The Hamster Wheel
- 09.20.17 Honor reviews?
- 09.06.17 Coming Clean About Putinania
- 08.30.17 Broken News
- 08.11.17 Even More Russia-Writing Sins
- 08.11.17 Brainstorming Exercise: “Head-of-State Fiction”: Do or Don’t?
- 07.10.17 Real Thoughts on “Fake News”
- 07.02.17 Late to the Party: Thoughts on ‘The Putin Interviews’, part IV
- 06.28.17 Late to the Party: Thoughts on ‘The Putin Interviews’, part III
- 06.27.17 Late to the Party: Thoughts on ‘The Putin Interviews’, part II
- 06.24.17 Late to the Party: Thoughts on ‘The Putin Interviews’, part I
- 06.21.17 Ask J.T.: Information Diet
- 06.14.17 Ask J.T.: Literal Shelf Life
- 06.14.17 Recent Discoveries: Think Tanks and Outlets
- 05.24.17 Book Fatigue?
- 03.15.17 Multi-review: Free Russian Resources
- 03.05.17 Russia Reviewed Turns 1!
- 02.10.17 Too far gone?
- 02.01.17 A Moment of Idealism
- 01.25.17 Determination
- 01.13.17 On ‘Russian Hacking’
- 01.04.17 Russia Reviewed in 2017, part II of II
- 01.01.17 Russia Reviewed in 2017, part I of II
- 12.23.16 Two working fingers and a smartphone
- 11.18.16 Am I a Harsh Critic?
- 11.09.16 B2 by 2020!
- 10.01.16 The Realm of Unpredictability
- 09.02.16 So You’re a Russophile, Right J.T.?
- 08.21.16 The Problem with Putin Panic
- 07.24.16 Unexpected Lessons from the Russobookosphere
- 07.20.16 Самое главное – It Sells
- 07.20.16 Why I don’t do Russia Analysis
- 07.19.16 Russia Book Purgatory
- 07.04.16 Intellectually Impoverished Affairs
- 06.27.16 A Tale of Five Sites
- 06.22.16 The 7 (+3) Deadly Sins of Writing Russia Books
- 06.20.16 Russian Proficiency Assessment
- 06.06.16 Content of a Shelf
- 09.15.17 Byron at Eventide, Sept. 10th
- 07.27.17 Russia Reviewed Hiatus; Garden Party
- 01.10.17 When Santa Arrives Fifteen Days Late (and Brings You the Wrong Book)
- 08.21.16 Я вернулась!
- 07.11.16 Помоги мне!
- 07.02.16 Chart: What is Putin Weaponizing?
- 07.05.18 Я не помню зачем: A first reaction to Overkill
- 01.01.18 In with the New
- 10.27.17 Review: [insert title here]
- 10.14.17 Reader’s Regret
- 09.26.17 How J.T. Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Awful Putin Biographies
- 09.05.17 Starting: Putin: His Downfall and Russia’s Coming Crash
- 08.18.17 Forward or Backward?
- 04.07.17 The bar is subterranean
- 03.31.17 Your search results (454)
- 03.06.17 How to Spot a Russian Troll
- 01.31.17 Three Cheers for Juvenile Debate
- 01.25.17 Dark clouds on the horizon for Russia Direct?
- 01.18.17 ‘Red Sparrow’ Film on the Horizon
- 12.12.16 Confirmed: I hate Mondays
- 12.11.16 No, we’re not paranoid! Did the RUSSIANS tell you that?
- 10.02.16 The Intensity of J.T.
- 09.23.16 The Russian Opposition Should Do Its Homework
- 09.20.16 Wow. Just Wow.
- 08.02.16 Evolution of a Narrative
- 07.15.16 Spare a Thought
- 07.08.16 The One Lovely Blog Award
- 07.06.16 #WhereIsPutin
- 05.10.16 It took two pages. TWO PAGES.
- 04.23.16 Outburst of an Angry Reviewer
- 04.18.16 My First Troll! (a mild rant of sorts)
- 12.14.16 The Holiday Horror; or, K.M. Strikes Back (story time)
- 10.08.16 A Dangerous Game
- 08.10.16 Oh, Goodreads
- 07.05.16 Planet Earth is Through, and There’s Nothing I Can Do
- 07.04.16 Duolingo II: The Return of WAT
- 06.03.16 The Duolingo Russian Course – an exercise in WAT
- 05.17.16 The Future of Russia (an Amazon augury)
- 04.21.16 “Humor”
- 12.01.17 Notes on lecture ‘From Lenin to Putin: Political Leadership in Russia’s Revolutionary Century’
- 10.16.17 Why Do I DNF?
- 09.13.17 From the “Field Guide to Readers and Critics of North America”: How to Catch a J.T.
- 08.28.17 New Semester
- 08.11.17 Brainstorming Exercise: Head-of-State Fiction: Do or Don’t?
- 06.30.17 Something Amiss in M.—?
- 06.24.17 Solzhenitsyn in His Harvard Address
- 05.31.17 Blast from the Past: Notes on Lecture ‘How to Deal with Russia: Advice for the Future President’
- 05.15.17 Five Writers on Writing
- 04.26.17 Notes on Lecture ‘From Russia with Love? Reporting on Spies in the Age of Trump’
- 04.05.17 Notes from Trenin lecture ‘U.S.-Russian Relations Under the Trump Administration’
- 01.18.17 The Forbidden
- 01.13.17 Another True Bug Story
- 12.08.16 Super Sad True Bug Story
- 08.11.16 Discussion: McLaren Report
- 07.31.16 Quotation Rules
#1 I suppose it’s a bit late in the year to introduce a (possible) new feature to Russia Reviewed, but here we are.
#2 Chickening out, versatile verbs, geohistory, the endless blogging cycle, and more.
#1 Has there been a rollback of democracy under Putin?
#2 Foreign policy outlook, Russian Federation sitrep, Panama Papers
#3 Direct Line with Vladimir Putin, Russia in the Middle East, debt collector violence
#4 Approval ratings, Tolokonnikova, foreign policy trajectories, Bastrykin’s Kommersant op-ed.
#5 Chernobyl, a letter to the Russian elite, Chatham House report, Russian demographics
#6 Protest potential, NATO posturing, freedom of speech in the EU
#8 RBK “pogrom”, Valdai Club, mainstream news media
#9 Levada Center statistics, Cold War model of confrontation, more Valdai Club
#10 VCIOM press releases, rank stupidity, militarized Poland, Stalinism, Tolokonnikova in Lithuania
#11 Emigration, demographics, Levada Center, Lenin lookalikes on Red Square
#12 Russia’s “new propagandists”, Orlando Shooting, Kennan Institute, The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes
#13 Russia vs. NATO, patriotism in Russia, the road from 1996.
#14 the politics of exhibition, an all time low for Russia bashing, electoral legitimacy, the Belykh affair
#15 Yarovaya package, emigration, diplomat harassment, Russian rich kids of instagram
#16 VCIOM press releases, Church-State relations, NATO’s theater of the absurd
#17 National pride, superstition, Crimea, political stars
#18 Trump-Putin bromance, potential for a coup in Russia, DNC leaks, the Hawks’ election strategy, honorable mentions.
#19 Dem/Rep. national conventions, VtsIOM press releases, Russian elite rotation, Olympics
#20 Russophobia in magazines, VTsIOM press release, cyber attacks on Moscow Metro
#21 “Russian” cyberattacks, “Russia-Iran condominium”, patriotic comic book, Trump-Russia connection, VTsIOM press release
#22 Arizona election hack, Brzezinski gives up on empire, Kremlinology
#23 Russia’s Pokemon gulag, Russia in Iran, Russian State in the Far East, Levada Center
#24 populism in the US and Russia, Novosibirsk, VTsIOM poll, parliamentary elections
#25 Russia v PornHub, Russian Duma elections, Putin Panic
#26 A visit to Vladimir, Syria, VTsIOM, Black people in Russia
#27 Party Like a Russian, Obama and Russia, VTsIOM social indicators, Putin Derangement Syndrome
#28 Russians on the US election, Retrospective Foresight Saga, Valdai Club, electoral ratings
#32 Levada Center, US miscalculation on Russia, Moscow’s foreign policy, NOSE award, Kremlin-baiting Trump
#33 Working-class life in anytown Russia, Alexander Snegirev’s Vera, former Ambassador Jack Matlock on US-Russian relations, ant pictures, what do average Americans think of the Russians?
#34 Putin Derangement Syndrome, 2017 National Bestseller longlist, genealogy of American russophobia, prospects for a Sino-Russian rift strategy
#35 Collapse of journalism, Galeotti on Trump-Russia connection, why there will be no revolution in Russia, Flynn, oldest J.T. protoputin known to man
#36 Witch hunt, darkest Russian literature, most memorable recent events
#37 Trumpspam, unhinged Russia rhetoric, Russian with a political scientist, Vladimir Putin myths, New Yorker’s cover story
#38 Black swan events, contacts with Russian embassy, Paul Goldberg’s The Yid, Navalny “kompromats” Medvedev, Masha Gessen warns against Russia hysteria, ISSF Roundtable on Return to Cold War
#39 Sergey Kuznetsov’s Kaleidoscope, weaponizing comedy, Tom Clancy fever dream, “Shooter” and Russian conspiracies, protoputin’s cousins
#40 Hahn on Khododrkovsky, new Detente, learning Russian at the DLI, Baikal photography
#41 Anticorruption protests in Russia, Valery Zatoukha’s novels, the end of Russia Direct (as we know it), not so rebellious youth, summer series results
#42 Rise and fall of the ruble, Navalny’s dark side, Maria Gaidar, VTsIOM press release, worst Stalin drawing ever
#43 Selection and maintenance of the aim, “gray zone” conflict, graphic artist Victoria Lomasko on empathy, Syria, U.S.-Russian relations unhinged, review of A Bitter Harvest
#44 Trump’s America: friend or foe, Russia hysteria, J.T. is interviewed by Street Russian, ALTA emerging translator mentorship program, Russian Federation sitrep, some good advice
#45 NatsBest Shortlist, electrical separation, Russian beyond Russia, should Lenin’s body be laid to rest?, Chechnya, J.T. begins to crack under the pressure of Russisteria
#46 2017 Big Book Longlist, linguistic cargo cult, what’s wrong with American articles about Cold War II, summer school in Nizhny Novgorod, Credit Suisse/inequality in Russia, cryptic comment from the spam filter
#47 MCIS 2017, Bacevich on 24 issues addressed by neither the political elite nor the media, Oliver Stone’s documentary “PUTIN”
#48 TsEPR, low standard of living in Russia, Fargo cuts mention of Putin, Pushkin House Book Prize, Dmitry Medvedev
#49 Problems of Putinism, Sorokin’s Manaraga, origins of “Russiagate”, still no evidence
#50 Gadol’s Director. Instructions for Liberation, young Russians and TV, Zvyagintsev’s Loveless, the curse of Princh Dmitry of Uglich
#51 Popular revolt and the working class, nature photography, modern-day kompromat, WaPo’s big scoop, an interview with Vladimir Pozner, CNN journalists resign over false Russia story, Federation sitrep, time to flee, theme change.
#52 Trump and LNG, DIA’s “Russia Military Power”, Gukovo, bringing back the tsar, Russian-language TV shows, “Sputnik i Pogrom’ blocked.
#53 Putin and Trump at Hamburg, 2017 Russian-to-English translations, that Trump Jr. stuff, the Overton Bubble, J.T. makes some bad jokes and goes without TV for a week.
#54 The making of a Russian Studies course, Lev Kamenev, strategic stability, learning Russian, INF treaty, sketches, most controversial thing I’ve written.
#55 Protesting miners vs. VTsIOM, two books about Russia in English, Intel vets challenge “Russia Hack” evidence, new naval doctrine, sanctions bill against Russia.
#56 I’m behind edition. Women and the State, July Russian Roundup, published life, Military Acceptance Day, Navalny, and much much more.
#57 Nature photography, crowdfunding in Russia, a roadmap for U.S.-Russian relations, 8 theories on Trump and Putin, ‘Tank Tales’.
#58 Translations of Russian women, Sergei Udaltsov, diplomatic reciprocities, Russian navy, Khodorkovsky, visa suspensions, counterpropaganda, comics, and more.
#59 Weekly MOD graphics, marriage, Russian traditionalism, Russia scandal, nature photography, a review of Sir Richard Shirreff’s ‘2017’.
#60 A Slow newsweek. Or perhaps I didn’t care.
#61 2017 Russian Booker Prize longlist, unified textbook, Trump-Russia scandal (again), Zapad-2017, politics and blogging
#62 The final Roundup: America’s Russia blind spot, VTsIOM polls, Russian nuclear forces, Russian Studies Majors, experts without expertise, and more.