Post-Soviet Protests, Politics, and Premature Dismissals of Russia's Regional Governors

August 18th, 2023 · 33 mins 6 secs

About this Episode

On this episode, Lera and Cullan chat with Tatiana Tkacheva, a research fellow at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, about the strategies of the autocrat in dealing with regional governors. In her paper, she and her co-authors attempt to answer this question by using the example of premature withdrawals and dismissals of Russia’s regional governors from office. Tatiana also talks about her previous publications about the United Russia (UR) party and their declining popularity in Russia. Thanks for listening!

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This episode was recorded on November 10th, 2022 in Chicago at the ASEEES 2022 Convention.

Host/Associate Producer: Lera Toropin (@earlportion)
Host/Associate Producer: Cullan Bendig (@cullanwithana)
Assistant Producer: Taylor Ham
Assistant Producer: Sergio Glajar
Assistant Producer: Misha Simanovskyy (@MSimanovskyy)
Social Media Manager: Eliza Fisher
Supervising Producer: Katherine Birch
Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel

Music Producer: Charlie Harper (@charlieharpermusic) (Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Beat Mekanik, Broke For Free, Joey Hendrixx, Polkavant)

Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (@M_S_Daniel)

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