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Expert Opinions - Russia, Eurasia

A podcast from the Harriman Institute and

Masha Udensiva-Brenner interviews experts about political and cultural developments in Russia and Eurasia.

Podcast | Expert Opinions: Authoritarianism and Dissent in Post-Soviet States
May 13, 2021

In the latest episode of Expert Opinions – Russia, Eurasia, our podcast with Eurasianet, Masha Udensiva-Brenner interviews Alexis Lerner (former Visiting Scholar) about her scholarship on authoritarianism and dissent in Russia, particularly in the context of imprisoned Russian opposition leader and political activist Alexei Navalny. They also discuss Lerner’s book project on graffiti in post-Soviet countries and how the Russian authorities use graffiti as a way to drown out public dissent.

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