Conservatism as Preemptive Strike: The Case of Novosibirsk

Conservatism as Preemptive Strike: The Case of Novosibirsk

Anton Barbashin

Anton Barbashin

Anton Barbashin is a Managing Editor with Intersection online magazine, fellow with Center for Postindustrial Studies (Moscow), political scientist, graduate of Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management
Anton Barbashin

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By Anton Barbashin Novosibirsk—Russia’s third largest city and the unofficial capital of Siberia—rarely makes international news. Apart from stories about Akademgorodok, a Soviet-built science city, sometimes called the “Silicon Forest,” the city was barely mentioned in the Western press until…

The Tin God behind the Ice Curtain: Observing the State in Russia’s Far East

The Tin God behind the Ice Curtain: Observing the State in Russia’s Far East

David Ramseur

David Ramseur

A former journalist, David Ramseur is writing a book on Alaska-Russian relations for the University of Alaska Press, scheduled for publication in Fall 2017. He worked to melt the Alaska-Russian “Ice Curtain” as a top aide to Alaska Governors Steve Cowper and Tony Knowles and U.S. Senator Mark Begich. Currently a visiting scholar in public policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Ramseur was a volunteer media advisor to Nizhny Novgorod Governor Boris Nemtsov in 1993.
David Ramseur

By David Ramseur Major A.H. Polosen was not smiling. The stern Border Guard officer – a member of the notorious Russian Federal Security Bureau (FSB) – boarded our bus in the remote Russian Bering Sea village of Lavrentiya demanding our…