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A new issue of Russian Politics on siloviki and Vladimir Putin

A symposium on Vladimir Putin and the Russian security services (the siloviki), edited by Michael Rochlitz, has just come out in a new issue of Russian Politics. Sharon and David Rivera investigate whether the worldview of Russian security agencies has changed after Vladimir Putin's return to the…


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Events in Ghent and Urbino

Michael Rochlitz took part in The third Ghent Russia colloquium "Russia and China in the 21st century: Between Cooperation and Competition at the Regional and Global level” that was held at Ghent University, Belgium, on November 4, 2019. Michael joined his colleagues from the Higher School of…


A new publication “The political economy of collective memories: Evidence from Russian politics”

How does the chaotic experience of the 1990s affect Russian politics today? Michael Rochlitz and Alessandro Belmonte (IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca) try to answer this question in their new article “The political economy of collective memories: Evidence from Russian politics” published in…


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Research stay of Andrei Yakovlev (HSE Moscow) at Uni Bremen

Professor Andrei Yakovlev from the National Research University – Higher School of Economics Moscow visited the University of Bremen on October 21-27, 2019. The research stay was organized by Jutta Günther and funded by the DAAD Eastern Partnership program.

Andrei Yakovlev gave a guest lecture…


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ICSID Workshop in Bremen

Michael Rochlitz and Jutta Günther hosted an international workshop on "Quality of Governance and the Legacy of Socialism" at the University of Bremen on October 25-26, 2019. The event was organized together with the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at the…


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Book presentation in Khabarovsk and St. Petersburg

Michael Rochlitz presented his recently published book on Federalism in China and Russia at seminars in two Russian cities. The seminar in Khabarovsk on October 3 was organized by the Economic Research Institute of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The event in St. Petersburg…


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Mod-Block-DDR Consortium meeting in Berlin

The second consortium meeting of the joint project "Mod-Block-DDR" was held at the TU Berlin on September 16, 2019. The participants who represented seven subprojects talked about their research progress and discussed preparations for two conferences in 2020 that will mark the 30th anniversary of…


WDR5

Michael Rochlitz in an interview on the regional elections in Russia

WDR 5 Morgenecho asked Michael Rochlitz to offer some comments about popular protests in the Russian capital caused by the situation with the 2019 Moscow City Duma elections. The rallies were triggered by numerous violations by the Russian authorities, exclusion of the opposition candidates and…


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Interview for Gabor Steingart's Podcast

"20 years Putin: Why China trumps Russia". This was the topic of Gabor Steingart's interview with Michael Rochlitz about economic competition between Russia and China.

Michael Rochlitz recently published a book together with Alexander Libman from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich in…


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Book publication "Federalism in China and Russia: Story of Success and Story of Failure?"

A new book by Alexander Libman (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) and Michael Rochlitz “Federalism in China and Russia: Story of Success and Story of Failure?” has been recently printed by Edward Elgar Publishing. The book analyzes center-region relations in China and Russia and seeks to…