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In this podcast, translator and news aggregator Kevin Rothrock talks to movers and shakers in Russia-focused journalism and academia. Interviews deal with views on trending news stories, the overarching themes of “Russia watching,” and the ins and outs of life as a professional in this field. Help him pay for recording software by supporting the show with recurring donations.

The Russia Guy Kevin Rothrock

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In this podcast, translator and news aggregator Kevin Rothrock talks to movers and shakers in Russia-focused journalism and academia. Interviews deal with views on trending news stories, the overarching themes of “Russia watching,” and the ins and outs of life as a professional in this field. Help him pay for recording software by supporting the show with recurring donations.

    E132: Marlene Laruelle asks Is Russia Fascist?

    E132: Marlene Laruelle asks Is Russia Fascist?

    Today’s guest is Dr. Marlene Laruelle, the director of Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the Illiberalism Studies Program at George Washington University. On this episode of The Russia Guy, Dr. Laruelle discussed her 2021 book, “Is Russia Fascist? Unraveling Propaganda East and West,” and its relevance to today’s crisis in Ukraine. We focused specifically on the book’s insights into Russian geopolitics and post-colonialism.

    Read more about the book here!

    Timestamps for this episode:


    (3:02) Is the book about Putin or Russia? 
    (4:10) What’s the role of Russian illiberalism in the current Ukraine crisis?
    (6:40) Why is Russia pressing its case in Ukraine at precisely this moment?
    (8:46) Would Russia get along better with a more illiberal Europe?
    (11:34) Vladimir Putin vs. Charles de Gaulle
    (14:59) Russia’s post-imperial struggle
    (22:37) Normalcy for Russia vs. normalcy for the West

    Music and audio for "The Russia Guy":


    Joey Pecoraro, "Russian Dance" Олег Анофриев, Бременские музыканты, “Говорят, мы бяки-буки”
    Oi Čorna by Yale Women's Slavic Chorus (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US)
    Table Dance by The Underscore Orkestra (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US)

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    • 27 мин.
    E131 Announcement: Five Songs with Aleksandr Gorbachev

    E131 Announcement: Five Songs with Aleksandr Gorbachev

    This is to notify listeners of a special installment of The Russia Guy that utilizes “Music + Talk,” Anchor’s Spotify integration, for a music-focused episode featuring music journalist Aleksandr Gorbachev, who selected five recent Russian songs that signify for him the state of affairs and everyday life in Russia now. The episode is available exclusively on Spotify here and on Telegram here.

    • 57 сек.
    E130: Nikolaus von Twickel on the Donbas War

    E130: Nikolaus von Twickel on the Donbas War

    This episode’s guest is Nikolaus von Twickel, a journalist-turned-analyst who specializes on the war in eastern Ukraine. He is now an editor at the Center for Liberal Modernity in Berlin, and he previously served as a media liaison officer for the OSCE Monitoring Mission in Donetsk. In 2020, he co-authored a book with Thomas de Waal called “Beyond Frozen Conflict: Scenarios for the Separatist Disputes of Eastern Europe,” which looks at the Donbas, Transdniestria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorny Karabakh.

    Follow Nikolaus on Twitter!

    Timestamps for this episode:


    (2:22) Welcome back and introduction
    (6:13) Nikolaus explains why he thinks Russia has mobilized its troops outside Ukraine
    (8:45) Is it nonsense for Russia to claim that Kyiv is considering an assault on the Donbas?
    (15:49) Is Minsk II the only way forward diplomatically in the Donbas or is it now a dead agreement?
    (19:36) Is Zelensky still viewed in the West as pragmatic?
    (22:17) Can Russia claim to defend the interests of people in the Donbas if the breakaway “republics” are police states?
    (28:48) Outro and closing plug for donations!

    Music and audio for "The Russia Guy":


    Joey Pecoraro, "Russian Dance"
    Олег Анофриев, Бременские музыканты, “Говорят, мы бяки-буки”

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    • 30 мин.
    E129: Elena Chernenko

    E129: Elena Chernenko

    Elena Chernenko, a special correspondent at the newspaper Kommersant who focuses on cybersecurity, non-proliferation, and arms control, joins the show to talk about arriving at foreign-affairs journalism, navigating Russia's contemporary media environment, and staying sane in an increasingly crazy world.

    Follow her on Twitter here.

    Music and audio for "The Russia Guy":
    Joey Pecoraro, "Russian Dance"Олег Анофриев, Бременские музыканты, “Говорят, мы бяки-буки”Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/kevinrothrock)

    • 32 мин.
    E128 Navalny: Putin’s Nemesis, Russia’s Future?

    E128 Navalny: Putin’s Nemesis, Russia’s Future?

    On today's episode, Kevin speaks to the scholars behind the new book “Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future?” The three authors: Jan Matti Dollbaum, a postdoctoral researcher at Bremen University, Morvan Lallouet, a PhD candidate at the University of Kent, and Ben Noble, a lecturer in Russian Politics at University College London.

    Music and audio for "The Russia Guy":
    Joey Pecoraro, "Russian Dance"Олег Анофриев, Бременские музыканты, “Говорят, мы бяки-буки”Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/kevinrothrock)

    • 52 мин.
    E127: Anton Barbashin on Russia’s Foreign Policy Experts

    E127: Anton Barbashin on Russia’s Foreign Policy Experts

    Today's show welcomes back Anton Barbashin, a political analyst focusing on Russia and the editorial director at Riddle, for a conversation about the different schools of thought and general drift and direction of foreign-policy expertise inside Russia.

    Follow Anton on Twitter here and read Ivan Timofeyev's Valdai Club article here (in Russian), which is cited during the interview.

    Music and audio for "The Russia Guy":
    Joey Pecoraro, "Russian Dance"Олег Анофриев, Бременские музыканты, “Говорят, мы бяки-буки”Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/kevinrothrock)

    • 34 мин.

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Оценок: 11

Оценок: 11

Борнхайм ,

Great podcast

Thanks, Kevin! Go on!

Foggy Pete ,

The New David Remnick

Kevin is the best.

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