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About Maxim Alyukov

Researcher and instructor at School of Advanced Studies (University of Tyumen), a member of PS Lab, and a doctoral student at the University of Helsinki. He works on media and political communication, civil society, social movements and conflict in the post-Soviet space.

Articles by Maxim Alyukov

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Conspiracy theory has gone mainstream in Russia. But how does it work?

Inside Russia’s conspiracy machine, things are more complicated than they seem. A new book demonstrates the pitfalls of conspiracy thinking.

How does Russian TV propaganda really work?

New research shows that Russian state media’s influence is by no means total. Most people are capable of watching television news critically — provided they’re given the opportunity to do so. Русский

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