Tomila Lankina’s work has recently featured in LSE’s Research Highlights showcasing cutting-edge research conducted at LSE

Click here to see Dr. Lankina's research featured in a post on LSE Research Highlights in which she discusses the importance of analysing media as a tool for understanding the "black box" of Russia's domestic and foreign policy making: As Russia has pursued an increasingly aggressive foreign policy in recent years, a new study argues that media monitoring can shed …

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New paper on news bias in ITAR-TASS’s coverage of the Ukraine crisis

Kohei Watanabe's research paper titled "Measuring News Bias: Russia’s Official News Agency ITAR-TASS’s Coverage of the Ukraine Crisis will be published in the European Journal of Communication. Abstract: Objectivity in news reporting is one of the most widely discussed topics in journalism, and numbers of studies on bias in news have been conducted, but there is little …

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New PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo on Russian media

Lankina, Tomila V. (2016) It’s Not All Negative: Russian Media’s Flexible Coverage of Protest as a Regime Survival Strategy, No. 449. PONARS Eurasia, Washington, DC, USA. Pundits continue to debate whether economic shocks, public discontent at home, and isolation abroad will shake President Vladimir Putin’s regime. Much of the commentary on Putin’s survival strategies has …

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Whom do Russian protesters blame (and why it matters)?

Katerina Tertytchnaya and Tomila Lankina, 20 September 2016 In recent years, economic hardship in Russia has led to an increase in industrial and socioeconomic protest activity across regions. Protests over wage arrears, strikes and hunger strikes were particularly prominent in the first 8 months of the current year. And although the Russian Communist Party (KPRF) …

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Presentation of research at APSA

Tomila Lankina and Katerina Tertytchnaya have presented their work on the effects of regional protests on public opinion at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association which took place on 1-4 September 2016 in Philadelphia.The paper analyzes the extent to which the 2011-2012 sub-national electoral protests in Russia swayed public opinion towards …

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Member of the project awarded Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship

Katerina Tertytchnaya, who analyses protest trends in Russia for the project, has recently been awarded a Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship to conduct research at Columbia University in New York. During this time, Katerina will research how economic sanctions affected domestic politics and presidential approval in Russia. She will continue to work closely with the Popular Mobilization project …

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New research paper in Post-Soviet Affairs

A new research paper by Rodion Skovoroda and Tomila Lankina entitled Fabricating Votes for Putin: New Tests of Fraud and Electoral Manipulations from Russia has been published in Post-Soviet Affairs. We extend the “fraud forensics” research to systematically explain precinct-level and regional variations in electoral manipulations in Russia’s March 2012 presidential election. Parametric last-digit frequency …

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Is Putinism Sustainable? Roundtable discussion, LSE, 19 May 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s confrontational foreign policy continues to impose high costs on his country, contributing to economic decline, continued corruption, and political isolation. A shrinking circle of people around the Kremlin is involved in opaque decision-making while economic and social problems are given less consideration than political and security issues. To what extent is …

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