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A Dark Shroud: the Pernicious Perception of Violence in Chechnya

A Dark Shroud: the Pernicious Perception of Violence in Chechnya

BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK Prior the Sochi Olympics, rumors of potential terrorist attacks threatened to shroud the games in an atmosphere of fear and distrust. Chechen “black widows,” or female terrorists involved with the Chechen separatist movement, have carried out twenty attacks on Russian soil since the fall of the Soviet Union, killing nearly 700 people since 1992. Leader of the Islamic Emirate of the […]

Comments on Leslie P. Moch’s “Moving in Russia: Repertoires in the Soviet Era”

Comments on Leslie P. Moch’s “Moving in Russia: Repertoires in the Soviet Era”

Dr. Leslie P. Moch’s  presented her lecture on November 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis. BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK Dr. Moch’s lecture on Soviet internal movement focused on seven different profiles of migrating people in the Soviet Union. She sought to recognize that migrants were not always passive agents, being shuffled around like so many pieces on a playing board; […]