Candid about the Camera: Tolstoy Scholars on Adapting Anna Karenina

Tolstoy can be so unforgiving with his ladies.

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A conversation with author Michael David-Fox on Soviet modernity

On September 23, 2016, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia held a panel to discuss Michael David Fox’s recent book, Crossing Borders: Modernity, Ideology, and Culture in Russia and the Soviet Union. David-Fox, who is Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of History at Georgetown University, kicked off the discussion with an introduction to his book, a collection of essays that address fundamental analytic categories across multiple fields.

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Panel discusses whether Russia’s managed election hints at change

On September 21st, 2016, the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia held a roundtable discussion entitled, “The September 2016 Russian Duma Elections: What Happened and What Does it Mean?” Chaired by Jordan Center Director Joshua Tucker, panelists included Timothy Frye, Chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, Kimberly Marten, professor of political science at Barnard College and Columbia University, and Lucan Way, professor of political science at University of Toronto.

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Lucan Way argues that revolutionary origins led to Soviet durability

On September 21st, 2016, the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at NYU welcomed Lucan Way, a political scientist from the University of Toronto, for the first event of the Fall 2016 semester. Way, who spoke on “Revolutionary Origins of Soviet Durability,” was welcomed by newly appointed Jordan Center Director Joshua Tucker.

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Party Like a Russian

Are we really here again?

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Ukraine's 2016 Paralympic team, with Valery Sushkevych at center

The Paralympic Games’ Cinderella Story: Ukraine

It is critical that the disability rights movement in Ukraine find ways to ride the Paralympic wave of success.

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Levada Center Attacked for Doing Research with American Scholars

Social science will suffer as a result.

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Russia vs. PornHub: Lie Back and Think of the Motherland

Apparently, people would rather do anything else—watch porn, have gay sex—than engage in heterosexual intercourse.

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Micromanaging Russia’s Elections

The message from the Kremlin is clear: Challenge the regime at your own risk

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Russians will be voting on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know.

Seven things to know about the coming election.

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Wheel of Misfortune: Game Shows and Show Trials after Crimea

What does a Russian game show have to do with a Ukrainian prisoner?

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Migration as a Tool for Expansion: Russia’s Geopolitical Carte Blanche Vis-à-vis Eurasian Union

Migration is key to Putin’s geopolitical strategy.

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Покемон го

PokéMaidan, or, How to Start a Moral Panic in Russia

Pokémon Go troubles the Russian media imagination because it represents the return of the repressed.

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Behind the @RodionTweets Curtain: the Nuts and Bolts of Twitterifying Dostoevsky

At one point, Sarah Hudspith said she had to fight the urge to write “Sh*t! Got blood on my iPhone! #murderproblems”

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Dostoevsky, Demons, and The Donald

It’s never a good sign when real life resembles a Dostoevsky novel.

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"How's that Alaska of ours doing?"

Seeing Russia from Alaska

On April 13, 2016, a group of scholars met in Moscow to discuss the history and future of Alaska, or Russian America, as it was known before Russia sold it to the United States in 1867.

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Tweets in the Fog: Time and the Crime and Punishment End Game

Once Raskolnikov confesses, then what happens?

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Is Donald Trump carrying Putin’s baby?

The real problem with the constant Trump/Putin comparisons is that they are profoundly unfair… to Putin.

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Regarding the Pain of Others: Tweeting Book V of Crime & Punishment

How do you tweet “pauper’s pride”?

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Diary of a Tweeter: On Golyadkin, Raskolnikov, and the Search for Empathy

I broke one of the @RodionTweets rules.

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