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About Uilleam Blacker

Uilleam Blacker is a lecturer in comparative Russian and East European culture at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. He has written extensively on contemporary culture in Poland, Russia and Ukraine.

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Russifying revolutionary art at the Royal Academy

This year, many institutions are marking 100 years of the Russian Revolution. A recent exhibition about Russia's revolutionary art reminds us of the academy's cultural blindspots.  

Film review: 'All Things Ablaze' (dir. by Oleksandr Techynskyi, Aleksei Solodunov, Dmitry Stoikov)

All_things_ablaze_2014_poster - Варвара Перекрест (дизайн), Юлія Сердюкова (фото)- wiki.jpgOne year on from the mass protests that racked Ukraine, the documentary film All Things Ablaze attempts to deal with the events developing in the country’s capital, Kyiv in February 2014.


No real threat to Ukraine’s Russian speakers

What are the ‘legitimate interests’ justifying Putin’s intervention into Ukraine? The most frequently identified interest is the situation of Russians and Russian-speakers. Is the Russian language really under threat?

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