On June 19, 2014, Global Scholar Students from Columbia visited the School of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Dean Elena Vartanova delivered a lecture about the development of the Internet connection in Russian cities. Students were also introduced to a variety of English-language programs for international students at MSU and explored the building on a campus tour.
SIPA Student Lydia Tomkiv Investigates Fakery in Russian Disinformation Campaign for Nieman Journalism Lad.
Slavic Department Grad Student Bradley Gorski Reviews Vladimir Sorokin's latest sci-fi marvel, "Telluria," for Public Books.
Academic Studies Press has just released the second volume of Professor Richard Wortman's collected essays: "Visual Texts, Ceremonial Texts, Texts of Exploration: Collected Articles on the Representation of Russian Monarchy." This volume continues the work begun in "Russian Monarchy: Representation and Rule," examining the texts that, through various media, revealed the myths and scenarios conveying the goals and ideals the monarchy sought to elevate before the elite of the empire and, later, the public at large.
Maria Snegovaya, a doctoral candidate in Columbia's department of political science, analyzes Putin's philosophical leanings, and argues that "his reality is a very different reality" from the one in which Western political analysts live. Read her analysis in The Washington Post's political science blog, The Monkey Cage.