2/9/14: Russia, Gay Rights, and the Sochi Olympics
The 2014 Winter Olympics are now officially in full swing. Historian and Origins contributor, David R. Stone, recently interviewed on All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss Russia's political and social history in light of the recent games. The podcast is now up and available for your listening here.
We'd also like to recognize this international event by re-sharing Origins content focused both on Russia and past Olympic games. Please find links to these articles below, and also keep an eye out for David Stone's February article focused directly on the 2014 Winter Olympics.
For More On:
- "After Putin? Russia's Presidential Elections," by Marlene Laruelle
- "Russia and the Race for the Arctic," Nicholas Breyfogle and Jeffrey Dunifon
- "Clash in the Caucuses: Georgia, Russia, and the Fate of South Ossetia," by Stephen Jones
2) The Olympics
- "Playing Politics: Olympic Controversies Past and Present," by Alfred Senn