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Comment on Assessing the Russian Military by Kidalv

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:13:00 +0000

Please update your records -- draftees/conscripts still serve on Russian Navy ships, just not as many as before.



Comment on Questioning Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine by Assessing the Russian Military

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:21:46 +0000

[…] You can listen to my previous interview with Michael Kofman on hybrid warfare here. […]



Comment on Daughter of the Cold War by Erika Monahan

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:36:00 +0000

What a fascinating interview--so many amazing points casually dropped throughout the interview (like the buildings without numbers where Sakharov lived, Stalin's daughter's farmstay (and a Soviet woman who didn't pitch in to help another woman with the dishes; I didn't know they existed)). So worth the listen!



Comment on Daughter of the Cold War by Cameron

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 23:45:00 +0000

Great interview, Sean! I gave it a plug to the listeners of our Cold War podcast. https://www.facebook.com/acoldwarpodcast/posts/1582133271852404



Comment on Russian LGBTQ and New Left Activism by J. S. Mason

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 01:47:00 +0000

NOT. You couldn't recognize a patch of ice before you slipped on it and bruised your arse.



Comment on Retrospective on Stalinism by 17-11-04_RU-v-PRiot – TYGAE IG

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:35:29 +0000

[…] listened to your interview on Sean’s Guillori’s Sean’s Russia Blog: Retrospective on Stalinism; Princeton University Press: On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics […]



Comment on Russian LGBTQ and New Left Activism by paulcanning

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:05:00 +0000

Another great show, Sean. Could the transciption be of value to someone as content? I know actual serious Russia content has a limited audience (:[) but it's a thought. Best x



Comment on Alexander Shlyapnikov: An Old Working Class Bolshevik by La Rivoluzione sarà twittata in diretta (non in russo però) · Global Voices in Italiano

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:12:23 +0000

[…] recante nomi famiglairi come Lenin e Stalin, e meno conosciuti come Alexander Shlyapnikov (profilo), fino al del tutto oscuro, come il proprietario di una panetteria e i bolshevichi di […]



Comment on Alexander Shlyapnikov: An Old Working Class Bolshevik by The Revolution Will Be Live-Tweeted (Not In Russian, Though) – Stan's info

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:56:33 +0000

[…] household names like Lenin and Stalin, lesser-known ones like Alexander Shlyapnikov (profiled here),  and down to the outright obscure, like a bakery owner and […]



Comment on Russian LGBTQ and New Left Activism by Roma

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:29:00 +0000

A hardcore Lesbian russophobic Feminist. LOL. This is all that we need in Russia... NOT



Comment on Alexander Shlyapnikov: An Old Working Class Bolshevik by The Revolution Will Be Live-Tweeted (Not In Russian, Though) · Global Voices

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:12:15 +0000

[…] household names like Lenin and Stalin, lesser-known ones like Alexander Shlyapnikov (profiled here),  and down to the outright obscure, like a bakery owner and street-level […]



Comment on Russian LGBTQ and New Left Activism by seansrussiablog

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:32:00 +0000

I don't. I've looked into it. Unfortunately, transcribing interviews takes a lot of time I don't have or is too expensive to hire someone to do it. I've also looked into transcription software and that too is quite expensive, especially to do it well. But if you have any suggestions on how to go about it in a cost effective way, I'm all ears.



Comment on Russian LGBTQ and New Left Activism by Tanya Paperny

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Are you ever able to post a transcript of your episodes?



Comment on Moscow’s INION Library Burns by With Love from Russia (Part One) – Abel Danger

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:48:42 +0000

[…] have raised this issue at his meeting with the governors, and then next day on January 30, 2015 the INION Library in Moscow were burned, and the next day on January 31, 2015 the library in New York in the United States were […]



Comment on Russian and American Internal Colonization by RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-191 :: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 – Johnson's Russia List

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:12:50 +0000

[…] 36. Reconsidering Russia Podcast #16: Ronald Grigor Suny. 37. Sean’s Russia Blog Podcast: Russian and American Internal Colonization. (Steven Sabol) 38. Valdai Discussion Club: REPORT: TOWARD THE GREAT OCEAN – 5: FROM THE TURN TO THE EAST TO […]



Comment on Searching for Postcommunist Sincerity by 15 Sep: EoP Response to Counterpunch: Looking for Lost Sincerity on the Liberal Left. – EoP v WiP NWO Neg

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:55:56 +0000

[…] Re: Counterpunch: Looking for Lost Sincerity on the Liberal Left and Sean’s Russia Blog: Searching for Post Communist Sincerity. […]



Comment on Searching for Postcommunist Sincerity by 15 Sep: EoP Response to Counterpunch: Looking for Lost Sincerity on the Liberal Left – EoP Legal Submissions

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:19:19 +0000

[…] Re: Counterpunch: Looking for Lost Sincerity on the Liberal Left and Sean’s Russia Blog: Searching for Post Communist Sincerity. […]



Comment on Retrospective on Stalinism by 01 Sep: Stalin’s Team, Putin EoP Revolution, EN Translation of FSB: AM Kalganov letter. – EoP v WiP NWO Neg

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:02:50 +0000

[…] Team, Putin EoP Revolution, EN Translation of FSB: AM Kalganov letter. * Sean’s Russia Blog: Retrospective on Stalinism; Princeton University Press: On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics […]



Comment on Retrospective on Stalinism by 01 Sep: Stalin’s Team, Putin EoP Revolution, EN Translation of FSB: AM Kalganov letter. – EoP Legal Submissions

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 22:17:36 +0000

[…] Team, Putin EoP Revolution, EN Translation of FSB: AM Kalganov letter. * Sean’s Russia Blog: Retrospective on Stalinism; Princeton University Press: On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics […]



Comment on Searching for Postcommunist Sincerity by 06 Jun: Jack Goldsmith .. Masha Alekhina – EoP Legal Submissions

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:09:53 +0000

[…] not Obstruction. Consortium News: Soft Coup on Trump Hiding in Plain Sight. Sean’s Russia Blog: Searching for Post-Communist Sincerity. * Tygae: EoP Leg Sub: Darweesh v Trump, EoP v Nobel, JS RoR, EoP FBI, EoP v Diem25, RU v Pussy […]



Comment on Searching for Postcommunist Sincerity by 06 Jun: Jack Goldsmith .. AATSEL – EoP v WiP NWO Neg

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:05:27 +0000

[…] not Obstruction. Consortium News: Soft Coup on Trump Hiding in Plain Sight. Sean’s Russia Blog: Searching for Post-Communist Sincerity. * Tygae: EoP Leg Sub: Darweesh v Trump, EoP v Nobel, JS RoR, EoP FBI, EoP v Diem25, RU v Pussy […]



Comment on Where Foreign “Experts” and “Political Scientists” on Russian Television Come From by A “New Dawn” for Fascism: The Rise of the Capitalist Anti-Establishment – Under the Mask of Philanthropy

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:25:07 +0000

[…] ominous links between LaRouche’s reactionary conspiracy network and Russian elites have been well-documented elsewhere, but needless to say LaRouchites often feature as “experts” on Russian television, particularly […]



Comment on A Life with the Russian Revolution by A “New Dawn” for Fascism: The Rise of the Capitalist Anti-Establishment – Under the Mask of Philanthropy

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:23:57 +0000

[…] The fond memories that Russian oligarchs maintain for the alleged glory days of the pre-1917 reign of the Tsar are reactionary in the extreme, which, when combined with the mainstream media’s demonization of revolutionary social movements, has troubling consequences for the potential future growth of working-class struggle. Indeed the level of misunderstanding of Russia’s most significant political historical event is perplexing to anyone who has studied Russian history. One such liberal Bolshevik expert is Professor Alexander Rabinowitch, who, reflecting upon his recent visits to Russia explained how he… […]



Comment on Interview with Dmytro Yarosh, Leader of Right Sector by Ukraine Update in 7 Sentences – Geohistory

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:42:22 +0000

[…] after a confrontation with police. However, nationalists are still present in the government and active in society. This is a concern to Russians and Russian speakers. The implementation of measures to protect […]



Comment on Ukraine: Divided or Diverse by Crimea Crisis Reader: Thinking Critically about the Crisis – Geohistory

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:15:33 +0000

[…] Ukraine: Divided or Diverse Perhaps it’s time to recognize that Ukraine’s perceived divisions are in fact simply typical signs of diversity; they are not a liability, but a sign of cultural richness, and can, if harnessed and embraced, provide the foundations for the emergence of a vibrant and differentiated democracy. […]



Comment on Ukraine: Divided or Diverse by Ukraine Update in 7 Sentences – Geohistory

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:48:03 +0000

[…] was long shown in the media as a harshly divided country, a closer look has revealed it to be diverse country, but not one that need tear itself apart. That said, both Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russian […]






Comment on Navalny and the Left by WRS#1: Billionaire Greenwashing, Russian opposition, US war in Afghanistan – Revolutionary Democracy

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 01:54:05 +0000

[…] Navalny and the Left, by Sean Guillory (personal blog): Sean describes the uselessness of a knee-jerk reaction to a figure such as Navalny. Despite problematic views on ethnic minorities and associations with Russian nationalists, Navalny has managed to build a mass movement against state corruption, something which leftists worldwide should arguably offer their conditional support to (all while remaining skeptical of the figure). The blogpost is a reaction to some of the comments addressed to an article published by The Jacobin […]



Comment on Navalny and the Left by seansrussiablog

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:31:00 +0000

If someone wants to translate the post into Russian, then by all means!



Comment on Navalny and the Left by seansrussiablog

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:30:00 +0000

What do you suggest those "dumb leftists" do? Sit and do nothing until the right "conditions" present themselves?



Comment on Navalny and the Left by Ivan

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:52:00 +0000

Hi Sean, This is a great response, and touches on something I have had on the tip of my tongue for a while now; Left-Twitter has many analyses on Navalny, Putin, and Russia but very few solutions as to what's best for people living there. This is bad, since reforms are coming down the line. The alternatives offered by Navalny et al will be shot down in Russia and in Europe as coming from a discredited source (or whatever), and hegemony will kick in. Again, I am not a huge fan of Navalny who reminds me more of Blair than he does of Corbyn (or whatever, you get the point), but he has outlined specific problems, with specific solutions. Some of these are extremely out there (taxing the "oligarchs", whom these people are is a definition that's varied from anyone making $500,000+ annual income, to anyone in "Putin's inner circle"), while others are simpler suggestions to basic problems, like raising the minimum wage. Suggestions like these are few and far between, especially on articles and columns analysing Russia. I have a feeling that any suggestion to tackle inequality, improve labour power, and critique austerity is often met with authors showing off how knowledgeable they are about the opposition and their faults. This isn't going to help anyone, especially with Russia's reforms, possibly coming in the next year or so. This comment is a bit scattered, but yes, people are spending too much time on the man and not the wider ideas.



Comment on Navalny and the Left by I Setoro I

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:01:00 +0000

Как перевести на русский?



Comment on Navalny and the Left by Kimson92

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 20:06:00 +0000

Sean this is a great response. The narcissistic projection is of course not limited to American liberals and conservatives, but American leftists and has for a long long time. The narrow American anti-imperialist framework that leftists use has led to their degradation of moral authority throughout history. I'm reminded of western armchair Communists who refused to believe Solzhenitsyn (as well as downplaying the experiences of other Soviet dissidents), the apologia for Milosevic during the Balkan wars (Chomsky's most shameful act) and of course the revision of the Ba'athist dictators (The Assads and Saddam) as anti-imperialist revolutionaries. This is the type of crap that creates neocons and the Christopher Hitchens of the world. As a leftist, it's so damn annoying seeing the American left be tone-deaf once again and having an un-nuanced view of people's experiences throughout the world. It's very bad for international solidarity.



Comment on Navalny and the Left by seansrussiablog

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:32:00 +0000

This is a fair criticism. And a few friends told me we overestimated our audience. At the same time, I expect people to put their issues aside to understand that the Russian context is different. I guess I expected too much.



Comment on Navalny and the Left by cole

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:03:00 +0000

Respectfully, I think the issue is not, as you say, "willing ignorance and silencing," or even simply "flippancy ... which ... has to more to do with inner squabbles that have nothing to do with ... Russia," but rather that you neither anticipated nor addressed a very obvious (and not unreasonable) line of criticism that was sure to result from any call, even a tactical and even-tempered one, to embrace or otherwise tolerate someone with such *known* issues. In your second paragraph you talk about how "perfectly aware" Russian leftists are of the troubling ethnonationalism that ignited yesterday's firestorm––which I'm sure you understand is quite defensibly a dealbreaker for many––but why did you take for granted that a western audience would come equipped with anywhere near the same context & preconceptions? That, and not merely some kind of turf war or a reactionary ignorance, is why the piece *as written* burbled into such an unpleasant hubbub. And it's not on you guys, honestly. Jacobin's editors should have readily anticipated such a response (the formulation of their tweet, which was asinine and did your piece no favors, was particularly baffling) and coaxed you to account more directly for the anathema that Nalvany represents to many leftists in the west. We can be forgiven, I think, for erupting in some degree of outrage, and nor should you three have to apologize for the entirety of the (in parts very good) piece that you wrote. But I think the flaw was a failure to imagine an obvious stripe of criticism and account for it––which the best pieces, particularly those arguing something unpopular, or in a climate in which it will be received that way, should make sure to do––which rests most squarely on the shoulders of Jacobin's editorial staff. Special shoutout to the social media editor, who probably had a very bad day yesterday, and who should probably collaborate more closely with the seasoned editorial brass on crafting "headline" copy that doesn't otherwise appear in the author's material. All this to say, I wouldn't be so quick to write us off as reactionary, narrow-minded ersatz-Russophiles without acknowledging that you too could do more to shoulder the work of calibrating these (admittedly complex) realities for an audience who maybe doesn't share in the privilege of your collective nuance.



Comment on Russia and Its Near Abroad by Brunowsky

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:17:00 +0000

russophobic rethoric



Comment on Russia and Its Near Abroad by Volodimir Shevchenko

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:30:00 +0000

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Comment on Searching for Postcommunist Sincerity by Amalgoo Amalgoocom

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:29:00 +0000

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Comment on Protest in Putin’s Russia by seansrussiablog

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:49:00 +0000

Ok. Navalny is racist. Feel better?



Comment on Protest in Putin’s Russia by Brunowsky

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:45:00 +0000

Why you dont write that Navalny is a racist? Why you only show his few good sides? Did you know that he is corrupt himself? Too many double standars here, russophobic rethoric.



Comment on Early Soviet Rule in Tajikistan by Sir Henry Percy

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 03:16:00 +0000

Thanks for making this post. I enjoy articles on subjects like this.



Comment on A Life with the Russian Revolution by PBJ B.

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:04:00 +0000

You should rename your blog into Sean's "Russian History Blog". Always when I come here I read or hear something about the past, even over 100 years ago. I am interested in modern life in Russia. The Russia of today. Statistics/Researches about Russia of the 21st century.



Comment on Patronalism in Eurasia by Kneebar

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:46:00 +0000

Fascinating interview. It would be interesting to follow up on your guest's mentioning some of the "crazier" theories that have been developed recently. My guess is that they are for the most part based on sensationalist and sometimes outright unscientific " research" done throughout the nineties - those were the times when a good percentage of people were actually ready to believe in most outrageous things (I know some people who were on the fence as to whether to believe Kuriokhin's hoax that Lenin was a mushroom, for chrissake). (Edited) Sorry, this comment was supposed to be posted to your interview with Alexander Rabinowitch (Russian revolution episode).



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Tue, 16 May 2017 11:30:53 +0000

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Comment on Podcast: Open Access- an Interview with Dan Cohen by Years Blog

Sun, 14 May 2017 08:21:46 +0000

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Comment on Russian Nationalism: anti-East or anti-West? by 17-05-08_Sanctions-SelfSufficiencyLessonsPeakOil – TYGAE IG

Tue, 09 May 2017 20:31:45 +0000

[…] Russian nationalism and racial extremism seems to be a mini-theme of today’s Moscow Times. First there is an article on the recent report released by the Sova Center on the rise of nationalism and xenophobia. But I have a question why this report is suddenly news. According to Sova’s website, the report came out in September of last year. It hardly qualifies as the news of today as the MT portrays it. Overall their suggestion that nationalism and racism are on the rise is not surprising. How they explain this, however, is a bit curious. » Sean’s Russia Blog: Russian Nationalism: anti-East or anti-West?. […]



Comment on Russian Nationalism: anti-East or anti-West? by 22 Apr: Seans Russia Blog .. Julian Assange – EoP Legal Submissions

Tue, 09 May 2017 10:50:40 +0000

[…] Cadwalla, NSA, Shin Bet Intnl, GCHQ, Nigel Farage, Julian Assange. * 22 Apr: Sean’s Russia Blog: Russian Nationalism: Anti-East or Anti-West?. Its Going Down: Why Environmentalists Must be AntiFascists. Unz Review: The US Empire should be […]






Comment on Russophobia in America: A Genealogy by Robert Harneis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:43:00 +0000

Great talk and a long overdue history lesson.



Comment on Perestroika and the Chinese Model by 17-04-22_EoP-v-WiP-Academia – TYGAE IG

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:03:15 +0000

[…] At the time that Perestroika is being formulated in the early and mid 1980’s when Gorbachev comes to power; the west is not looking nearly as impressive at it had in the late 70’s. For example Raegan and Thatcher are two politicians who highlight the downsides of Western Capitalism; given the unemployment and income inequality that they seem to represent. | In the 1970’s there was a general downturn in then economies of the capitalist world in general. | If you look at the research institutes and the reports of the individuals advising the Soviet Government at the time there were regular reports on discussions in the West of the Crisis of Capitalism and the End of Economic Growth. All they had to do was translate Western reports at the time and it seemed to confirm so much of what Soviet officials had long believed about the end of Capitalism in the West. » Seans Russia Blog: Perestroika and the Chinese Model. […]



Comment on The Russian Propaganda Machine by Nicola

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:17:00 +0000

Thank you for this interview, it was very interesting. As someone who has campaigned politically in the UK, it is very similar to the influence of a small group of interests that own the media published here. Locally but often more regionally and nationally - items of interest can be recorded then edited / edited out completely and I have heard frustration of many who are only given a few seconds especially on live national tv to try and put in a meaningful point. Local newspapers now have sub editing and editing no longer completed within the area. Many have lost their jobs and still trying to work in an industry where they have to compete with citizen journalism to show why a more experienced view point and reportage can also be helpful.



Comment on Experiencing the Russian Revolution by 07 Apr: Joshua Epstein .. Stan McChrystal – EoP Legal Submissions

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:33:38 +0000

[…] Michael Flynn’s Turkish Lobbying Controversy, An Israeli Gas Pipeline. Seans Russia Blog: Experiencing the Russian Revolution. Modern War Institute: Lt Gen HR McMaster: Four Fallacies of Future War. Politico: Putin’s Real […]



Comment on Experiencing the Russian Revolution by 07 Apr: Joshua Epstein .. Stan McChrystal – EoP v WiP NWO Neg

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:46:14 +0000

[…] Michael Flynn’s Turkish Lobbying Controversy, An Israeli Gas Pipeline. Seans Russia Blog: Experiencing the Russian Revolution. Modern War Institute: Lt Gen HR McMaster: Four Fallacies of Future War. Politico: Putin’s Real […]



Comment on The Russian Propaganda Machine by MILNEWS.ca #UKR + Cold War Update as of 161320UTC April 2017 | MILNEWS.ca Blog

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:29:04 +0000

[…] “The Russian Propaganda Machine” (Sean’s Russia Blog Podcast) […]



Comment on Experiencing the Russian Revolution by 07 Apr: EoP Help for Alexei Navalny & Russian Anti-Corruption Protestors. – EoP Legal Submissions

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 22:31:08 +0000

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Comment on Experiencing the Russian Revolution by 07 Apr: Alexei Navalny .. Flag Officers: Dan LaBert – EoP v WiP NWO Neg

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 22:30:47 +0000

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Comment on Russia’s Mass Protests Five Years On by Waseem Zaidi

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:53:00 +0000

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Comment on The Invisibility of Chernobyl in Belarus by Lars Gronbjerg

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:44:00 +0000

Re: Effect of Chernobyl I visited Belarus during the 1990s and met people from nationalist movements that worked to give Belarus a strong basis in traditional Belarusian culture and language. These people were deeply concerned by the effect of the Chernobyl disaster on the Belarusian language – the point is that the regions hardest hit by nuclear pollution were also the regions where the Belarusian language had the strongest basis in the rural areas. Many people were evacuated from these areas to Minsk where they were quickly assimilated in the city and in Russian language schools. In that way the language was another victim of the disaster. I don’t know to what extent this is true.



Comment on Working Class Life in Anytown Russia by Lars Gronbjerg

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:41:00 +0000

Havning recently met T. Shanin in London, I can recommend trying to make a podcast with him if possible.



Comment on Lenin and the Bolsheviks by 17-04-03_VagabondTapes-PentagonPathtoWar – TYGAE IG

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:12:44 +0000

[…] Seans Russia Blog: Sean Guillory lives in Pittsburgh and received my PhD in Russian History at UCLA. Lars Lih is a scholar who lives in Montreal, Canada. He has written extensively on Russia’s revolutionary history and the early Soviet period. He’s the author of several books including Bread and Authority in Russia, 1914-1921, Lenin Rediscovered: What is to be Done? In Context, and co-editor with Oleg Naumov and Oleg Khlevniuk of The Stalin-Molotov Letters, 1925-1936. His most recent book is Lenin published by Reaktion Books. – Lenin and the Bolsheviks […]



Comment on Raiding the Biryulyovo Spoils by Reclame voor een pogrom: propaganda op Twitter en Facebook - De Gestolen GrootmoederDe Gestolen Grootmoeder

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:17:24 +0000

[…] en protesteerden tegen illegale en criminele immigranten in Birioeliovo. Ook gingen er geruchten over corruptie: de politie zou weten van de misstanden, maar de verantwoordelijken de hand boven het hoofd […]



Comment on Labor Conflicts in Russia Almost Double by Russia on the Ground – October, 2016 – Geohistory

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:20:11 +0000

[…] Labor Conflicts in Russia Almost Double There were 544 recorded incidents of labor conflicts throughout 78 Russian regions, mostly concerning wage arrears. The conflicts, however, have remained local and focused on specific incidents. […]



Comment on Lenin and the Bolsheviks by 23 Mar: Lars Lih – EoP v WiP NWO Neg

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:43:12 +0000

[…] of FSB: AM Kalganov letter in RU; Lenin: What is to be Done? * 23 Mar: Sean’s Russia Blog: Lenin and the Bolsheviks. * IG: 17-02-17_fsb-amkalganov * Tygae: EoP Leg Sub: EoP FSB / EoP v WiP NWO […]



Comment on Lenin and the Bolsheviks by 23 Mar: Lars Lih: EN Translation of FSB: AM Kalganov letter in RU; Lenin: What is to be Done? – EoP Legal Submissions

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:40:29 +0000

[…] of FSB: AM Kalganov letter in RU; Lenin: What is to be Done? * 23 Mar: Sean’s Russia Blog: Lenin and the Bolsheviks. * EoP Leg Sub: EoP FSB / EoP v WiP NWO […]



Comment on More on Kyrgyzstan by Stalin’s Giant Pencil: Debunking a Myth About Central Asia’s Borders | Global Geopolitics & Political Economy Net

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:04:56 +0000

[…] the Soviet Union, seems to be ineradicable. Despite strong criticism at the time, most notably from Sean Guillory and Madeleine Reeves, this lazy, essentialist and above all ahistorical explanation for Central […]



Comment on More on Kyrgyzstan by Debunking a Myth about Central Asia’s Borders « LobeLog

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:03:50 +0000

[…] the Soviet Union, seems to be ineradicable. Despite strong criticism at the time, most notably from Sean Guillory and Madeleine Reeves, this lazy, essentialist and above all ahistorical explanation for Central […]



Comment on Working Class Life in Anytown Russia by David Miller

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:24:00 +0000

That was an interesting read, thanks for posting it. I was unfamiliar with Shanin, and I agree that he'd make an interesting guest, esp. if the interview spent some time on his own personal biography (he's lived quite the life)



Comment on Working Class Life in Anytown Russia by Robert HARNEIS

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:14:00 +0000

A very interesting talk about small town Russia. Sounds awfully like the small town de-industrialised Midlands in the UK as compared with the City of London. Great to hear absolutely nothing about Putin... except sadly right at the end. The élite don't care about ordinary people in these sort of towns? First question - how does Jeremy Morris know they don't care? It is just a supposition and, in the case of Putin, not really borne out by what we know of him. That the Russian government have had and still have such monumental tasks bringing Russia into the 21st Century that they are happy to let well alone seems a fairer view. Incidentally if they dont care why did they organise the vast motor industry investment in the Kaluga area? It could hardly have happened without élite encouragement. After all nothing happens in Russia without Putin's say so according to Obama and CNN. The part about the informal economy is particularly interesting and confirms my opinion that the real size of the Russian economy is grossly under measured. I strongly recommend this interview with Teodor Shanin on the informal economy on http://www.verdant.net/informaleconomy.htm. Get him to come and do a podcast Sean!



Comment on Stalin’s Purge of the Red Army by Edwin Pace

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:14:00 +0000

A very good presentation of the case. However, isn't part of this the fact that Stalin knew that a threat to his power--and his life--might come from any quarter, once the Famine, Dekulakization, Collectivization and Industrialization took their course? A leader in almost any other country who had made such horrendous errors would be ripe for replacement. Since the elite had at least partial knowledge of most of this, could Stalin ever be sure that a given faction might not use it to replace him, a la Khrushchev? His only alternative would be to crush all groups who might potentially remove him. The role of the security services in this is very well presented, but how much of it was a matter of them telling Stalin what he wanted to hear? Again, thanks for a thought-provoking argument! I will look for the book.



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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:05:00 +0000

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Comment on The State of Russia by Robert HARNEIS

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:27:00 +0000

As a long time follower of SRB I would like to say that I thought that the State of Russia interview with Masha Lipman was one of the best on Russia that I have listened to. Unlike the usual USAcentric stuff there was actually a moment when both Sean and Masha agreed that maybe the US media was conveying emotion not fact justlike in Russia. Whataboutism indeed. What was great was her balance and the ability to say I don't know what the future holds. Personally I think she overstates Putin's role as the 'unconstrained' 'uncontested' decider in Russian. I would also contest her view of Putin as having become 'unpredictable'. The fact is that strategically Putin's reactions are entirely predictable - to the coup d'état in Kiev, the danger of NATO taking over Crimea and the need to support the Syrian government. George Kennan himself spelt it out - keep going like this and you will see reactions from Russia you will not like. Putin himself has publicly explained Russia's reactions and he starts with the Russian reaction to the US lead attack on Serbia over Kosovo, when Primakov was Prime Minister and he cancelled an official visit to Washington. Where Putin is unpredictable is in his tactical skills that have repeatedly wrong footed the West. Notably Crimea rejoined Russia without a drop of blood being spilt; a strong and efficient expeditionary force suddenly appeared in Syria and reversed the course of the war. Putin is only unpredictable if you live in a world where only the West can take action overseas without criticism. He has also been helped by the constant Western wishful thinking about Russian incapacity and weakness. Anyway thank you Sean - a great inte[...]



Comment on Russian Punk Rock by seansrussiablog

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:42:00 +0000

Alex said I could give you his email: alexanderherbert45atgmaildotcom. Good luck! And thanks for listening!



Comment on Reforging Roma into New Soviet Gypsies by John

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:33:00 +0000

Interesting piece! You might like this video on why the Russian revolution happened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58oxfgEqFRs



Comment on Russian Punk Rock by cbixby

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:50:00 +0000

Is there a way to contact Alexander Herbert? I have been looking at graduate programs in Chicago and would love to pick his brain about his experience so far at the University of Chicago. Also excellent podcast! I subscribed after listening :)



Comment on Labor Conflicts in Russia Almost Double by seansrussiablog

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 03:16:00 +0000

I didn't think you sounded callous at all! I thought it was a good question. I wouldn't have responded otherwise.



Comment on Labor Conflicts in Russia Almost Double by Richard Schroeder

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 02:26:00 +0000

Thank you for the response! Obviously this is a tough situation for the actual Russians I didn't mean to sound callous. I hope things change for the workers there, and in the post-soviet sphere generally.



Comment on Labor Conflicts in Russia Almost Double by seansrussiablog

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:13:00 +0000

I've only read sporadically about labor unrest in China and it's my understanding that it is quite widespread and far more serious than in Russia. The labor conflicts in Russia though increasing, tend to very small. Most as I note above are more economic driven, specifically about unpaid wages. Plus China's industrial base is far larger than Russia's. Nevertheless, putting the Russian case in a more global context is worth thinking about.



Comment on Labor Conflicts in Russia Almost Double by Richard Schroeder

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:21:00 +0000

Extremely interesting, and wonderful in a way. Could this not be analogous to the situation in China? From what I understand labor unrest is extreme even for that large country (something like 800+ strikes PER DAY).



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Comment on Siberian Merchants in Early Modern Russia by Travis Raines

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:41:00 +0000

Excellent episode all round! I'd like to ask a follow-up question if possible: Dr. Monahan mentions a variety of interesting stories involving in these early modern Siberian settlements and trading outposts. How are they reaching these regions? Are they only coming along with merchants as part of their families or in their employ, or are are they migrating to/moving throughout Siberia independently, either as merchants themselves or for other purposes? Or is the immigrant population of women in Siberia limited during this period/are women in the region at this time mostly native to the area?



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Comment on The Origins of the Donbas War From Below by Who Started the War in East Ukraine Anyway? – Paul Robinson | Timber Exec

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:36:58 +0000

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Comment on The Origins of the Donbas War From Below by PaulR

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:52:00 +0000

Excellent interview, very informative, and a convincing analysis. I have linked to it on my own blog, here: https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/origins-of-the-war-in-donbass/