A podcast series dedicated to Russia and the former USSR, hosted by Pietro A. Shakarian, PhD candidate in Russian History at The Ohio State University. Only four episodes are available on SoundCloud. For full series see: https://www.mixcloud.com/reconsidering-russia/
The Caucasus: Politics, History, Analysis
Guest: Sergey Markedonov on the Caucasus, Syria, and US-Russian relations. Dr. Markedonov holds a PhD in history from the Rostov-on-Don State University and he is an Associate Professor at the Russian State University in Moscow. He is also a frequent contributor to the online news service Russia Direct.
Democracy in Ukraine Today
Guest: Halyna Mokrushyna on democracy in Ukraine today. Dr. Mokrushyna holds a PhD in linguistics and an MA in communication. She is also currently enrolled in the PhD program in sociology at the University of Ottawa and is a part-time professor. Her doctoral research deals with the memory of Stalinism and the Stalinist purges in Ukraine.
Rebellion in Donbas
Guest: Yuri Zhukov of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor about the recent conflict in Ukraine's Donbas. Dr. Zhukov is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Faculty Associate with the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research.
Political Comedy in Armenia and the Former USSR
Guest: Sergey Sargsyan of the ArmComedy Project (the Armenian version of "The Daily Show").