Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

2014 Sochi Olympics

Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle discusses the myth of the black widow (February 13, 2014).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung examines the costs behind Olympics preparations (February 9, 2014).

Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov writes about migrant workers and the Sochi Olympics (February 9, 2014).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung quoted in US News & World Report post on Russia and Olympic values (February 7, 2014).

Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle discusses security at the Olympics on CBC News (February 6, 2014).

Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle quoted in Al Jazeera article on Caucasus Emirate (February 6, 2014).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung co-authors piece on state-run media and the Sochi Olympics in The Moscow Times (February 5, 2014).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung and Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov interviewed about security risks surrounding the Olympics (February 5, 2014).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung and Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov comment on pre-Olympics tensions (January 27, 2014).

Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle explains the power shift in the Caucasus Emirate (January 24, 2014).

Upcoming book by Assistant Director Robert Orttung and Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov mentioned in New York Times article on Sochi Olympics (January 22, 2014).

Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle comments on the security of the Sochi Olympics (at 3:25) (January 21, 2014).

Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle co-authors article on conflict diffusion in the Caucasus (January 16, 2014).

Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle writes about the threat posed by the Caucasus Emirate to the Sochi Olympics (January 13, 2014).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung explains how the Olympics in Sochi differ from previous games (January 2014). [Ukranian version]

Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov speaks about security threats in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics (January 2, 2014).

Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle comments on militants in the North Caucasus and the Sochi Olympics [in French] (December 30, 2013).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung and Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov co-author article on the Sochi Olympics and Russia's civil society (December 2013).

Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle comments on Russia's new anti-terrorist law and its impact on insurgency (November 26, 2013).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments on the importance of the Olympics for Russia and Putin [in French] (October 26, 2013).

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News

Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments about the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in GW Today.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article about Russian nationalists fighting in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors article on Russia's foreign energy policy.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung speaks about the Russian media landscape in the The Elliott School of International Affairs' Beyond the Headlines series.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung publishes the 2014 report on Russia for Freedom House's Nations in Transit (June 12, 2014).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung blogs about Russian media.

Associate Director Cory Welt authors book chapter on the historical origins of the Abkhazian and South Ossetian conflicts.

Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded research grant and Robert K. Merton Award from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his dissertation research.

Director Peter Rollberg authors article on politics and Russian miniseries.

Director Peter Rollberg reviews Kazakh filmmaker Adelkhan Yerzhanov's The Constructors.

Professor Hope Harrison authors book chapter on German memory of the Berlin Wall.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on national identity and Russian television.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Uzbekistan's and Tajikistan's policy toward Afghanistan.

Professor Henry Hale co-authors article on Putin and Russian elections.

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