Dmitry Mitin

The editors: Dr. Andrey Makarychev is a Visiting Professor at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu and an editor of the Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society. He studied Political Science at the European Institute of Advanced International Studies in Nice and was a visiting fellow at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and at the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute. His articles have appeared in, among other journals, Problems of Post-Communism, European Regional and Urban Studies, Nationalities Papers, Geopolitics, International Spectator. Dr. Alexandra Yatsyk is a Researcher at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies. She studied sociology at Kazan State University and was as visiting fellow or lecturer at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, University of Tartu, University of Tampere, George Washington University in Washington, DC, as well as at the Center for Urban History of East-Central Europe in L’viv. Her articles have appeared in, among other outlets, Demokratizatsiya, Problems of Post-Communism, International Spectator, European Urban and Regional Studies, Sport in Society, Nationalities Papers. Makarychev’s and Yatsyk’s joint works include the books Lotman’s Cultural Semiotics and the Political (Rowman & Littlefield 2017), Celebrating Borderlands in a Wider Europe: Nations and Identities in Ukraine, Estonia and Georgia (Nomos 2016), and the volumes Suturing the Ruptures: Seams and Stitches in the Baltic Sea Region (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), Mega-Events in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Shifting Borderlines of Inclusion and Exclusion (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), and New and Old Vocabularies of International Relations after the Ukraine Crisis (Ashgate 2016). The author of the foreword: Zhanna Nemtsova is a journalist for Deutsche Welle at Bonn and a daughter of Boris Nemtsov.