When Moscow’s streets were overtaken last week by protestors alleging rigged elections, many observers were surprised, but not Professor Nina Khrushcheva, of The New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs. One of the world’s leading experts on Russian politics and culture, Khrushcheva provided insight on the Moscow protests for NPR’s Leonard Lopate Show and Pacifica Radio’s Background Briefing with Ian Masters.
According to Khrushcheva, the movement represents a moment of popular awakening. In her appearance on NPR, she told Andrea Bernstein, Finally after eleven years of Putin in power, first as president and then as prime minister, it got to the Russians that they’re being duped, and that the security and stability he promised are just a sham.,
In addition to her work at The New School, Khrushcheva serves as a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. A regular contributor to national and international press, she is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics.