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Patriarch Kirill’s War

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By: Gretchen Allman Russian government officials, business leaders, economic elites, oligarchs, and friends and family of Vladimir Putin all have something in common: they are being punished for their connections to Putin and the war in Ukraine through sanctions placed … Continue reading

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Conformity and Victimization in Putin’s Russia

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By Ana Davis An unyielding belief in eternal Russian innocence and a predetermined submission to authority is fueling Putin’s war and causing the death of thousands of Ukrainians. “We have never invaded anyone; we have only ever defended our borders!” … Continue reading

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How Social Media Allowed the World to See the Ukrainian-Russian War

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By Rachel Mancuso In the twenty-first century, we have information at our fingertips. We can get the news with the click of a button and instantly voice our opinions to thousands of people. One may speculate as to whether or … Continue reading

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Potatoes are the Key to Baltic Cuisine

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By Julianna Cooper During the summer of 2022 I traveled across the globe to visit the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. I was part of a three-week study abroad program “Postauthoritarian Borderlands: State and Society in the … Continue reading

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Why Not in the US? Notes from Lithuania on EU Sustainability Measures

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By Ashley Morris People travel the world to experience differences. They compare everything from the language, food, and customs to famous buildings, art, and history, to what they have at home. For me, these comparisons started even before I landed … Continue reading

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Orgasmic Communism??? Critical Reflections on Kristen R. Ghodsee’s New York Times Op-Ed

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By Venelin I. Ganev Photo:  Ruined House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Mount Buzludzha. The publication of Kristen R. Ghodsee’s op-ed “Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism” in the New York Times (on August 12, 2017) created quite a … Continue reading

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