Marin Ekstrom
Articles by Marin Ekstrom

The Periphery Strikes Back: The 2020 Khabarovsk Protests and Its Impact on Protest Movements and Regionalism in Russia

Russia’s provinces are becoming less accepting of Moscow’s domination, and the 2020 Khabarovsk protests in particular signal the increased willingness of Russia’s peripheral regions to push back. 

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How Central Asian State Media Outlets Support Their Governments

To secure legitimacy from the public and hence stay in power, autocrats use “external regime legitimation,” a process in which a state promotes a positive image of itself by engaging with other countries’ governments.

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