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The Slavic Connexion

The University of Texas at Austin

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A fresh international chat show from The University of Texas at Austin meant to share research, ideas, and culture from the Slavic world and beyond in digestible episodes. Each week we feature faculty, students (both undergraduate and graduate), and speakers of note from other institutions and countries. The Slavic Connexion is a production of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies within the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin... It's not typical Texas, y'all. TPN 2021 ...
 
Подкаст о политической жизни России и Америки, а также аудиоверсии сводок новостей Игоря Айзенберга - Рашкин Репорт. What's up with Russia? Learn about Russia through conversations with some of the most well-known and respected Russian and American academics, journalists, news analysts, human-rights activists and others. www.RashkinReport.com
 
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Sergey Radchenko, a prolific historian with a multifaceted background and perspective, regales us on many topics from Cold War history to the current sitaution with Russia and Ukraine and Moscow's continued pursuit of legitimacy on the global stage. On a personal note, he shares about his time as an exchange student in Hong Kong and expounds on wha…
 
On this episode, UT CREEES's new cohort of MA graduate students, under the direction of Dr. Mary Neuburger, presents their findings of a Fall 2021 project in which they analyzed North Macedonia’s mired quest for EU accession, which was blocked for over 25 years by Greece and since 2019 has been held up by a Bulgarian ultimatum. Since both Greece an…
 
Happy Holidays, y'all! On this episode, Lera gets to sit down and chat with Dr. Juliane Fürst who unpacks 10 years worth of research and personal explorations in the Soviet Hippie movement as published in her latest book from Oxford University Press. Her stories will thrill, so gather 'round and take a listen. We hope you enjoy! ABOUT THE GUEST Jul…
 
On this, the 30th anniversary of the institution of martial law in Poland (which took place on December 13th, 1981), we talked with Eastern Europe historian Tomek Jankowski to commemorate this momentous point in modern history which roughly coincides with the release of the 2nd edition of his comprehensive and entertaining history of Eastern Europe…
 
Lera and Zach talk with Atlantic Council fellow and prolific American journalist Vladislav Davidzon. Davidzon has extensively covered the Belarussian protests from within Minsk, Ukrainian political and cultural developments since 2014, and Russian elections and Navalny's impact on Moscow politics and policies. His new book From Russia With Love is …
 
Mark Temnycky, a Ukrainian-American journalist, breaks down the Nord Stream 2 issue, its timeline, and its relation to the energy situation in Europe. He expounds on the Biden administration's reversal on its position concerning the pipeline, and explains the security concerns that a working Nord Stream 2 that bypasses Belarus and Ukraine creates f…
 
Dr. Johanna Mellis, a former D1 swimmer and current history professor at Ursinus College, joins Lera for a lively conversation on the history of sports in Hungary during the Cold War. They also touch on the Olympics (past and present), sport diplomacy, and the development of competitive sports on an international plane. For a great visual timeline …
 
Author Jordan Steven Sher, a social worker and former teacher based in California, joins Lera and Cullan to talk about his new historical fiction novel which authentically and carefully explores the grossly overlooked Bosnian Genocide of Muslims and Catholic Croats during the Bosnian War of 1992-95, as carried out by Slobodan Milošević. You can fin…
 
In this episode, Patrice Dabrowski takes us on a historical journey through the highly understudied Carpathian Mountains of Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Her brand new book details the many forces at play in the mountainous region over the years from 1860 to 1980 and shows how this area gradually went from terra incongita to tourist attraction. We…
 
On this episode, Marko Dumančić joins Lera and Cullan to talk about his recently published monograph entitled Men Out of Focus: The Soviet Masculinity Crisis in the Long Sixties wherein he unpacks the changing conceptions of men in post-Stalinist society by taking a deeper look at Soviet films made at the time. This is a fun conversation, riddled w…
 
In this episode, Dr. Nunan explores the nuances of the Soviet Union’s relationship with Islam throughout its lifetime, both inside and outside of its borders, before diving into the varied strategies of Soviet nation building efforts within Afghanistan as well as this ever important Central Asian country’s experience in the Cold War overall. With A…
 
Dr. Siobhán Hearne joins Katya to talk about her new book, Policing Prostitution: Regulating the Lower Classes in Late Imperial Russia, a social history of prostitution in last decades of the Russian Empire. Dr. Hearne uses archival research conducted in Moscow, St Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Riga, Vilnius, Minsk, Kyiv and Tartu to examine how prostit…
 
Dr. Robert Hamilton of the U.S. Army War College returns to the show to speak with hosts Lera and Zach about the future of Afghanistan and the fate of the region's security architecture. Currently on leave to serve as advisor to the Georgian Ministry of Defense, Dr. Hamilton discusses the role of the Georgian military in the Afghanistan War and wha…
 
Zoltán Ginelli from Budapest joins Zach and Cullan to talk about his field of critical geography and the framing of colonial history of Central Europe following both World War II and the Cold War. We hope you enjoy this conversation! ABOUT THE GUEST Zoltán Ginelli is an independent researcher and a critical geographer, historian of science and glob…
 
On this episode, Professor Dina Fainberg joins Zach and Lera to talk about her latest book, the highly readable "Cold War Correspondents" in which she highlights stories of Soviet and American journalists and draws fascinating parallels to the US-Russia media landscape today. We hope you enjoy! ABOUT THE GUEST Dr. Dina Fainberg is a Lecturer in Mod…
 
On this special (musical) episode, guest host Sophia Kontos helps us understand Eurovision and break down the politics and ploys behind the song entries themselves, focusing on three major countries: Greece, Turkey, and Ukraine. Eurovision is an annual televised European Song Contest started in 1956 to boost morale and European integration after WW…
 
On this episode, Professor David Moon from the UK joins Tom and Lera to talk about the fascinating personal journey which led to the release of his latest book, The American Steppes: Unexpected Russian Roots of Great Plains Agriculture. He clearly delineates how the kernels of his transnational research all began during his tenure at The University…
 
Our wonderful guest is Dr. Sarah Phillips, director of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Phillips walks us through her remarkable anthropological career in the Slavic world from her beginnings in the 90s with studying the effects of Chernobyl to her many social activism projects in Ukraine, taking us to …
 
On this episode, Professor Nana Osei-Opare from Fordham University joins Lera and Cullan to talk about the history of Ghana's independence from Great Britain and the way in which this country in West Africa looked to the Soviet Union to build itself as an "industrialized, socialist" post-colonialist state. Many black thinkers across the world saw t…
 
In this episode, Matt speaks with Dr. Oksana Lutshyshyna, acclaimed fiction author and beloved professor at UT Austin, about her most recent book Ivan and Feba (Іван і Феба), as well as about her earlier work Love Life (Любовне життя), humor in her writing, her inspirations, and the state of American and Ukrainian politics and literature. A few wee…
 
In honor of Women's History Month, we have a special episode featuring American Studies professor Dr. Julia Mickenberg who joins us to talk about her spectacular book "American Girls in Red Russia" which explores the intimate lives of American women who traveled to the USSR chasing the "Soviet Dream." We hope you enjoy! ABOUT THE GUEST Julia L. Mic…
 
On this special episode, we have renowned expert on far right youth movements, Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss who joins us courtesy of UT's ISPRII (the Initiative for the Study of Politico-Religious Ideation and Influence). ISPRII guest host Eliza talks with Dr. Miller-Idriss about her research and latest book, Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far R…
 
In this episode, Matt is joined by Dr. Kathryn Stoner of Stanford University to talk about her new book, Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order. The book pushes back at some misconceptions about Russia’s place in the international system while offering a new perspective on how the West should approach Russia. Matt and Dr. S…
 
СУБЪЕКТИВНЫЕ НОВОСТИ Полина Прилипко и Юрий РашкинНа этом выпуске: Приговор Навальному: точка невозвратаС чем несогласны протестующиеКак Америка может помочьBack in the USSRОпять санкции?Яркие люди администрации Байдена#новости​ #сша​ #россия​ #рашкинрепорт​ #навальный​ #трамп​ #путин​ #америка​ #санкции​ #байден​ #администрация…
 
- Протестные акции сторонников Алексея Навального в Москве, Санкт-Петербурге и других городах России. Можно ли сравнивать эти события с тем, что произошло в Вашингтоне 6 января с.г.? Ответственность политиков за людей, которые выходят на улицы, вдохновленные призывами своих лидеров? - В последнее время эксперты обсуждают возможность военного столк…
 
Павел Иванников о причинах смерти своего отца, академика РАН Виктора Петровича Иванникова.https://www.ispras.ru/partners.php?fbclid=IwAR220cBh9LYsHxOcpkwy2t3jxtpmke4vLapjSmBX-5D9Pih6FXPtBK8Tcjc http://www.newsru.nl/index.php/ru/world/2706-pomoshchnik-v-khozyajstvennykh-delakh-i-prodavets-kolgotok-vozglavlyayut-institut-sistemnogo-programmirovaniya-…
 
Алексей Казанцев и Леопольд Эпштейн обсуждают с ведущим передачи Юрием Рашкиным широкий спектр политических и культурных вопросов - от оценки первых двух недель президентства Джо Байдена до направления перемен в современном русском языке.Кроме того, они оба читают свои произведения.Разговор получился живым и может привлечь зрителей с разными и…
 
Канадский музыкант и ведущий "Радио Плюс" Торонто, Евгений Бычков о том, как Битлз перевернули сознание молодежи в 60-е годы; почему российской диаспоре трудно ассимилироваться в Канаде; что надо сделать, чтобы стать успешным эмигрантом; как понять "канадскую душу", и чем прекрасна русская культура"By Yuri Rashkin
 
На текущей неделе стороны обвинения и защиты предоставили свои аргументы в Сенат в рамках процесса по импичменту Трампа. Тем временем очевидно, что республиканцы не собираются отказываться от своего президента. Такие действия не позволяют вывести Трампа и трампизм как явление за пределы правового поля, к чему стремятся демократы. В результате может…
 
Once again, Dr. Mark Galeotti joins Matt to discuss yesterday's sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and what it means for Russia's short and long term future. Is this the end of the first installment of Navalny’s battle with the Kremlin, which peaked with his poisoning at the hands of the FSB in August 2020? Mark lays out Navaln…
 
Экономист Игорь Смолянский объясняет, как индивидуальные инвесторы организовали самый большой "short squeeze" в истории. В результате профессиональные инвесторы, сделавшие ставки против компании GameStop и других, потеряли миллиарды. Ведущий: Дмитрий Абрамсон. Вы смотрите Рашкин Репорт.By Yuri Rashkin
 
СУБЪЕКТИВНЫЕ НОВОСТИ #7Полина Прилипко / Юрий РашкинПротесты в РоссииДворец РоттенбергаЗачем протестоватьНавальный и ПротестТихановская и НавальныйБайден поговорил с ПутинымКто освободит НавальногоСтена вокруг КапитолияСамый толерантный БайденБерни Сандерс и его варежки#россия #протест #навальный #байден #путин #сша #америка #тихановская #БерниСанд…
 
Обзор новостей в Американских СМИ, 1 Февраля, 2021#новости #сша #политика #байден #трамп #республиканцы #демократы #ковид #вакцина #серебро #навальный #протест #россия #путинBy Yuri Rashkin
 
В очередном еженедельном выпуске передачи «На троих» телеканала Rashkin Report участники шоу, неравнодушные к происходящему как в США, так и в России, обсуждают проблемы, очень важные для будущего этих стран. Будущее этих стран – это и будущее всего мира:- Удастся ли мирным протестам в России под лозунгом «Свободу Навальному» сделать трещину в фунд…
 
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