Why do some Russians Miss the Iron Fist?

Denis Volkov considers how reassessments of Stalin’s legacy reflect Russians’ changing views on the roles of the individual and the state
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Denis Volkov

Sociologist at Levada Center. MA in political science from Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences and University of Manchester. Columnist at Vedomosti, RBC and Carnegie.ru

Areg Galstyan

PhD, regular contributor to The National Interest, Forbes Russia, The Hill and The American Thinker. Head of American Studies Scientific-Analytical Center.

Maria Engström

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages, Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University. Her research focuses on the Post-Soviet conservatism and right-wing intellectual milieu, Imperial aesthetics in contemporary Russian art, the Orthodox Church in Russian politics.