Together with Ben Noble and Morvan Lallouet I have recently co-authored a book on Navalny’s politics and his movement for a broad, non-specialist readership. It has been published in August 2021 with Hurst Publishers (UK) and in September 2021 with Oxford University Press (US).

The book is also coming out in several other languages, including German (Hoffmann & Campe), French (Tallandier), Dutch (Xander), Romanian (Corint), Finnish (Bazar), Polish (Zysk), Hungarian (Alexandra), and Japanese (NHK).

Public talks (selection)

Political Protest in the Russian Regions since 2011. Talk held at the Higher School of Economic, St. Petersburg, 13 November 2020 (in Russian language).

Defining the Russian Opposition: Alexey Navalny’s Presidential Campaign of 2017/18. Talk held at the Russian Studies Workshop of Indiana University Bloomington, 17 October 2019.


Alexei Navalny was poisoned one year ago. His fate tells us a lot about Putin’s Russia. The Monkey Cage, with Ben Noble and Morvan Lallouet, 20 August 2021

Generation Putin: Die russischen Wutbürger, NZZ am Sonntag, 06 February 2021

Der König und sein Plagegeist: Wie die Beziehung zwischen Putin und Nawalny eskalierte, NZZ am Sonntag, 27 December 2020

Aleksej Nawalnyj: Der Giftanschlag und die Regionalwahlen, Russland-Analysen Nr. 390.

Wie hält ein Mensch das nur aus? – Der ewige Kampf des Alexei Nawalny. NZZ am Sonntag, 30 August 2020

Wird Chabarowsk Putin gefährlich? dekoder.org, 2020

Aufstand und Stillstand. Internationale Politik, 26(2), 2020.

Controlled confusion, Constitutional and government change in Russia, Russian Analytical Digest No. 246, 2020. (German version here.)

Outsmarting electoral authoritarianism? Alexei Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ in Moscow and beyond, in: Russian Analytical Digest, 239, 5–8, 2019.

Wahlkampf im elektoralen Autoritarismus: Alexej Nawalnyjs Kampagne für die Präsidentschaftswahlen 2018. Russland-Analysen, 347, 9–12, 2018.

Protest in Russia – a dekoder special, published in German, English and Russian, 2019. Texts include:

“Der Bolotnaja-Prozess.” in: Groenewold / Ignor / Koch (eds): Lexikon der Politischen Strafprozesse, with Fabian Burkhardt, 2018.

When Life Gives You Lemons: Alexei Navalny’s Electoral Campaign. Russian Analytical Digest, 210, 6–9, 2017.

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