September 29th, 2020 | Season 3 | 36 mins
democracy, investigations, putin, russia, ukraine
Prominent independent journalist Leonid Ragozin graciously joins us from Latvia to discuss the perception of Russia in the West, the origins of Western xenophobia towards Russia, his view of Vladimir Putin in 2000, and his experience working as a freelance journalist on the investigations of high profile figures murdered in Ukraine. We hope you enjoy!
September 24th, 2020 | Season 3 | 47 mins 49 secs
belarus, civic engagement, educational exchange, elections, navalny, russia, venezuela, youth
In this episode, Matt discussed with Dr. Maria Snegovaya the leading issues of the day in the Slavic region. Namely, the aftermath of Russia's recent regional elections, the Kremlin's response to Alexei Navalny's poisoning, and the ongoing spectre of Russian intervention in Belarus's post-election crisis. We hope you enjoy!
September 19th, 2020 | Season 3 | 53 mins 2 secs
belarus, bulgaria, corruption, mass protest, mercenaries, russia
In this insider's episode hosted by Matt and newbie host Katherine, Intelligence Studies Project fellow Dr. Kiril Avramov discusses his new book, “Russia’s Hidden Armies,” Belarusian turmoil, and the anti-corruption protests continuing within Bulgaria. This was a packed session, so we hope you're ready for this. Enjoy!
September 11th, 2020 | Season 3 | 37 mins 23 secs
civil war, libya, mercenaries, russia
Tom and Matt have the great opportunity to speak with Libyan national Mohamed Abufalgha and expert on the conflict that has been going on for several years now in this oil-rich, war-torn country. Mohamed helps us unpack the Russian-Libyan connection and exactly how many countries have their fingers--and fighters--in Libya. We hope you enjoy!
August 24th, 2020 | Season 3 | 42 mins 21 secs
anti-corruption, belarus, navalny, russia, russian protests
In this episode, Matt spoke with Dr. Mark Galeotti about the pressing issues of the day in Eurasia: the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the ongoing protests in the far-eastern city of Khabarovsk, and the Kremlin's view on the post-election crisis in Belarus. We hope you enjoy! Using his keen understanding of the Kremlin's decision-making process, Dr. Galeotti provides a number of timely insights for our listeners. We eagerly await your feedback!
August 21st, 2020 | Season 3 | 30 mins 38 secs
anti-corruption, dissidents, elections, navalny, politics, russia
On this episode recorded August 21, 2020, Matt and Lera speak with Alexei Navalny's close co-collaborator on anti-corruption in Russia, Maxim Mironov. They discuss the current situation with Alexei Navalny's alleged poisoning and also Russian state corruption in a broader, global context. Thank you for listening.
May 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 56 mins 26 secs
journalism, russia, ukraine, usa
В этом эпизоде Мэтт беседует со знаменитой российской журналисткой Жанной Немцовой о многих темах, от ее времени в Америке до Украины. Надеемся, вам понравится слушать!
April 16th, 2020 | Season 2 | 52 mins 45 secs
journalism, media, rbth, russia
If you're at all a Russophile and you've never visited Russia Beyond (rbth.com), find out what you've been missing as we connect with the editor-in-chief of this amazing, culturally-focused international publication that now boasts 5 million readers worldwide. (Also, the alternate title for this episode is "Pants Challenge", courtesy of Tom.)
April 5th, 2020 | Season 2 | 49 mins 26 secs
covid-19, global economy, oil, opec, pandemic, politics, russia, saudi arabia
On this episode, Tom, Matt, and Graham reunite to discuss more about Covid-19, the continuing oil drama between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and the ways in which the pandemic will permanently affect our world. As Dave from 2001 A Space Odyssey said, "Everything is going extremely well."
March 12th, 2020 | Season 2 | 42 mins 33 secs
covid-19, global economy, pandemic, politics, russia
On this episode, Tom and Matt are joined by returning guest Graham Reblitz to delve into the meaty headlines of the day: Russian politics, the conflict between Russia and Saudi Arabia over oil, and the WHO-declared pandemic that is sweeping the globe.