On the occasion of the release of Marlene Laruelle’s Russian Nationalism: Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields (Routledge, 2018) in Open Access , join us for a discussion between the author and Andreas Umland. Both specialists will address the questions of the ideological diversity of Russian nationalism, its sociological basis, the doctrinal greyness of Putin’s regime, the issue of an anti-Putin Russian nationalism, the Kremlin’s support of the Western far-right, and comparison with Ukrainian nationalism.
Marlene Laruelle, Ph.D., is Director and Research Professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies ( IERES ), GW. Dr. Laruelle is also a Co-Director of PONARS (Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia) and Director of GW’s Central Asia Program. Her research explores the transformations of nationalist and conservative ideologies in Russia and nationhood construction in Central Asia, as well as the development of Russia’s Arctic regions. Two of her books will be out in late 2020: Is Russia Fascist? Unraveling Propaganda East and West (Cornell University Press) and Memory Politics and the Russian Civil War. Red versus Whites (Bloomsbury).
Andreas Umland is Principal Expert at the Program for European, Regional and Russian Studies of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future in Kyiv. In 2014, he became a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, and in 2019, a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for European Security of the Institute of International Relations in Prague. He holds an M.A. from Stanford University, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a diploma and doctorate from the Free University of Berlin, and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. His publications can be downloaded here: https://ukma.academia.edu/AndreasUmland .