Jun 18 • 1HR 17M

Old pogroms and current events

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A podcast by Yasha and Evgenia, two Soviet immigrants living through American decline.
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In this episode of The Russians, Evgenia and I talk about the recent work I’ve done on recovering my Ukrainian family’s lost history of pogroms. We also talk a bit about the speech that Putin gave at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum yesterday. And at the very end of the ep, as a bonus, we offer some practical advice on how to make Russia a monarchy again.

A few notes. You can read the family history I’ve been writing about here and here. Putin’s speech at the forum is posted on the Kremlin’s website. And the great big hope for the Russian monarchy we discuss at the end? Here’s the guy: Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia.

—Yasha Levine

Want to know more? Check out previous episodes of The Russians.