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Tomila Lankina: The Estate Origins of Democracy in Russia

Season 1, Ep. 4

Guesting this episode is Tomila Lankina, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and one of the greatest experts on current Russia, thanks to her knowledge of Russian History. 


Tomila has worked on democracy and authoritarianism. Mass protests and historical drivers of human capital and political regime change in Russia and other countries; she has also analyzed the propaganda and disinformation campaigns in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea and aggression in Ukraine.


Victor and Tomlia discuss Tomlia's book: The Estate Origins of Democracy in Russia: From Imperial Bourgeoisie to Post-Communist Middle Class. To try to understand the war resistance within Russia today, looking at both History and the current day. 

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