Julie Fedor is lecturer in modern European history at the University of Melbourne. Andriy Portnov is guest lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Andreas Umland is a researcher of contemporary Russian and Ukrainian politics at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy , Ukraine and the Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies, Germany. Felix Ackermann is a DAAD visiting associate professor at European Humanities University (Vilnius). Uilleam Blacker is Lecturer in Comparative Russian and East European Culture at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Michael Galbas is currently working in Moscow on how the Soviet-Afghan War is being remembered. His research is funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
A splendid analysis of the changing narrative of 'Putinism' and of the nature of the political thought that lies at the heart of the Putin system ... should be required reading and a starting point for Western foreign policy-makers with an interest in the former Soviet space ... quite simply the best thing I've read on what is driving Russian foreign and domestic policy today. --Dr. David White, University of Birmingham on JSPPS 1,1