Participant Info

First Name
Maria
Last Name
Snegovaya
Country
University
Columbia University
Keywords
Russia, Ukraiine, radical right, comparative politics, autocracies, foreign policy
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I am a PhD candidate at Columbia University (Comparative Politics and Statistical Methods), working on the sources of support for the populist and far right parties in the Eastern Europe. I am particularly interested in the economic prerequisites of support for such parties.

At the same time I regularly travel to Russia and Ukraine, run a column at Russia’s top business daily “Vedomosti”, and regularly contribute to the US journals, including The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Huffington Post and The American Interest. My articles have been referenced by (among others) David Brooks (NYT), Andrew Sullivan (The Dish), Bloomberg, The Economist and The Telegraph in their columns, and I am regularly invited to give talks in the US think tanks. My main journalistic focus is Russia’s internal and external affairs, nuances of its political system, Ukraine’s domestic situation, and Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

Recent Publications

English Publications:

  1. Snegovaya M. ‘Reflexive Control’: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine Is Straight Out Of The Soviet Playbook. Business Insider, September 2015;
  2. Snegovaya M. Russia Report. Putin’s Information Warfare in Ukraine. Soviet Origins of Russia’s Hybrid Warfare. The Institute for the Study of War, September 2015;
  3. Snegovaya M. Kremlin Is Losing the Information War (Op-Ed). The Moscow Times, 2015;
  4. Snegovaya M. Will Putin Roar Again? Brookings Institution, July 8, 2015;
  5. Snegovaya M. National Identity Crises Threaten World Order. The Moscow Times, Moscow, May 17, 2015;
  6. Snegovaya M. Putin Hits His Base Where It Hurts. Opinion, Politico Europe, May 4, 2015;
  7. Snegovaya M. U.S. Adviser Warns That Russia Is Sapping World Order: Interview with Charles Hill. The Moscow Times, Moscow, Apr. 27, 2015;
  8. Snegovaya M.(upcoming in 2015) Religious Affiliation and Individual Economic and Political Attitudes in Ukraine, Culture Matters in Russia—and Everywhere: Backdrop for the Russia-Ukraine Conflict, Lexington Books, London;
  9. Snegovaya M. (2015) Think of Russia as an ordinary petrostate, not an extraordinary superpower, The Monkey Cage (Political Science Blog), Washington DC;
  10. Snegovaya M. Political Assassinations Show Russia’s Weakness. The Moscow Times, Moscow, Apr. 13, 2015;
  11. Snegovaya M. (2015) The People Have Spoken: No More Democracy! The Moscow Times, Moscow;
  12. Snegovaya M. (2015) Domestic Costs Are Rising for Mr. Putin, The American Interest, Washington DC;
  13. Snegovaya M. (2015) Is Russia a New China, Eurasia Outlook, Carnegie Moscow Center Carnegie, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow;
  14. Snegovaya M. (2014) Anti-Western Sentiment as the Basis for Russian Unity, Eurasia Outlook, Carnegie Moscow Center Carnegie, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow;
  15. Snegovaya M. (2015) Think of Russia as an Ordinary Petrostate, not an Extraordinary Superpower, The Monkey Cage (Political Science Blog), Washington DC;
  16. Snegovaya M. (2014) The Russian Sanctions Are Working: Putin Can’t Keep Buying Popularity, The New Republic, Washington DC;
  17. Snegovaya M. (2014) The EU Provoked Putin, Not NATO, The Huffington Post, Washington DC;
  18. Snegovaya M. (2014) Ukraine’s Crisis Is Not the West’s Fault, The Moscow Times, Moscow;
  19. Snegovaya M. (2014) Opinion: Putin is Replaceable, The Moscow Times, Moscow;
  20. Snegovaya M. (2014) Ukraine Suffers From Too Much Democracy, The Moscow Times, Moscow;
  21. Snegovaya M. (2014) Opinion: The Ukrainian Nation Has Been Born, The Moscow Time, Moscow;
  22. Snegovaya M. (2014) Russians Still Support Ukraine’s Rebels Despite the Malaysia Airlines Disaster, The New Republic, Washington DC;
  23. Snegovaya M. (2014) Putin Is Behaving in Ukraine Like Milosevic Did in Serbia, The New Republic, Washington DC;
  24. Lada A., Snegovaya M. (2014) Ukraine-Russia: A Battle of Futures, The Monkey Cage (Political Science Blog), Washington DC;
  25. Snegovaya M. (2014) Despite Pro-Russian Protests, Majority of Ukrainians Lean Toward Europe, The New Republic, Washington DC;
  26. Snegovaya M. (2014) Face It: The West is Already “Accepting” Putin’s Actions, The New Republic, Washington DC;
  27. Snegovaya M. (2014) Russia’s Crimean Invasion Is the Beginning of War in Ukraine, The New Republic, Washington DC;
  28. Snegovaya M. (2014) How Putin’s worldview may be shaping his response in Crimea, The Monkey Cage (Political Science Blog), Washington DC;
  29. Snegovaya M. (2014) Review article on “Petromacho” by Alexander Etkind, “Neprikosnovennyy Zapas” №2, Moscow;
  30. Snegovaya M. (2013) Tight Autocracies and Disorderly Democracies, The Moscow Times, Moscow;
  31. Snegovaya M. (2013) Protests in Russia and Turkey: Exactly the Same or Completely Different? Freedom House, New York;
  32. Snegovaya M. (2013) The Number of Putin’s Faces, Institute for Modern Russia, New York;
  33. Snegovaya M. (2012) Church and Revolution, Institute for Modern Russia, New York;
  34. Snegovaya M. (2012) Mr. Putin’s Problem, The Morningside Post, Columbia SIPA, New York;
  35. Snegovaya M. (2010) Ramping Up Rights for the Disabled in Russia, Harvard Kennedy School Review, Volume 10, 2009–2010, Cambridge, MA;
  36. Yasin E., Snegovaya M. (2009) “Tectonic Changes in the World Economy: Let the Cultural Factor Speak (BRICs study)”, X-th International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development Proceedings, Moscow, Publishing House of SU HSE, Moscow;
  37. Snegovaya M. (2008) Do Cultural and Political Traditions Impose Limits, Psychology & Economics,Vol.1.№1-2, Moscow.

Russian Publications:

  1. Snegovaya M. Why the Kremlin is Losing the Information War in the West. Vedomosti, 28.05.2015, published in #3913 on 09/09/2015 under the title: “Information Warfare: the Kremlin Starts and Loses”;
  2. Snegovaya M. Irreplaceable Leaders. Vedomosti, 28.05.2015, published in #3841 on 29/05/2015 under the title: “You Have to Compare: Irreplaceable Leaders”;
  3. Snegovaya M. If You Are a Dictator – It’s Fine Provided that You Follow the Rules. Forbes Russia, Moscow, May 13, 2015;
  4. Snegovaya M. National Traumas of the World Order, Vedomosti, 04.05.2015, published in #3824 on 05/05/2015 under the title: “You Have to Compare: in Search of Identity”;
  5. Snegovaya M. Paternalism as Part of Non-Productive Culture. Vedomosti, 15.04.2015, published in #3813 on 04/16/2015 under the title: “You Have to Compare: Stability of Paternalism”;
  6. Snegovaya M. Power Kills, Politicians Die. Vedomosti, 03.31.2015;
  7. Snegovaya M. Russia – not a Superpower, but the Ordinary Petrostate (“The Washington Post”, USA), Inosmi, 03/10/2015;
  8. Snegovaya M. Fear and Self-Censorship in China and Russia. Vedomosti, 03.02.2015;
  9. SnegovayaM The Struggle for Democracy is Far From Complete. Vedomosti, 17.02.2015;
  10. Volkov, M. Snegovaya Protest Potential of Russian Youth. Vedomosti, 01.20.2015;
  11. Snegovaya M. Why Ukraine Did Not Succeed? Country Between Revolution and Reforms. Vedomosti, 25.12.2014;
  12. Snegovaya M. Oil is not a Curse. Vedomosti, 12.09.2014;
  13. Snegovaya M. The Budgetary Addiction: Why Populist Leaders Can’t Reduce the Public Sector and Bureaucracy. Vedomosti, 11.25.2014;
  14. Snegovaya M. Russian Society: the Flight from Freedom. Vedomosti, 13.11.2014;
  15. Snegovaya M. Rothenberg Law as a Defense Against the Elite Split. Vedomosti, 14.10.2014;
  16. Snegovaya M. Why Does the Kremlin Keep the Elections. Vedomosti, 09.15.2014;
  17. Snegovaya M. When the Wars Begin. Vedomosti, 02.09.2014;
  18. Snegovaya M. Why Kremlin Should Be Scared of Sanctions. Vedomosti, 19.08.2014;
  19. Snegovaya M. The Curse of a weak state. Vedomosti, 08.05.2014;
  20. Snegovaya M. Could The Whole Society Fall Into The Trap of Consciousness. Vedomosti, 02.06.2014;
  21. Snegovaya M. Why Dictatorship Provoked Disasters and Catastrophes. Vedomosti, 07.22.2014;
  22. Snegovaya M. Learned in comparison: To Release Political Steam. Vedomosti, 30.06.2014;
  23. Mironova V., Snegovaya M. Putin Behaves in Ukraine as Milosevic Did in Serbia (The New Republic), Inosmi, 20/06/2014;
  24. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: Russia that We Did not Lose. Vedomosti, 15.06.2014;
  25. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: Creating a New Political Reality. Vedomosti, 06.01.2014;
  26. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: in search of Russian nation. Vedomosti, 20.04.2014;
  27. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: How Putin Created the Ukrainian Nation. Vedomosti, 04.08.2014;
  28. Snegovaya M. Ukrainian Events Had Been Described the Kremlin’s Favorite Book. Vedomosti, 03.02.2014;
  29. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: the Olympics as a Basic Instinct. Vedomosti, 10.02.2014;
  30. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: The Ukraine is Not Russia. Vedomosti, 01.27.2014;
  31. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: On the Verge of Incapacitation. Vedomosti, 11.25.2014;
  32. Snegovaya M. (2014) Review of The Article on “Petromacho” by Alexander Etkind, “Neprikosnovennyy Zapas” №2;
  33. Snegovaya M. (2013) Neopatrimonialism and Democratization Prospects, Zhurnal’nyy zal Russkogo Zhurnala: Otechestvennyye zapiski, N6 (57);
  34. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: Russia is Africa, not Latin America. Vedomosti, 13.11.2013;
  35. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: Biryulyovo Like a Clash of Civilizations. Vedomosti, 10.28.2013;
  36. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: He’s Just Not That Into You. Vedomosti, 10.14.2013;
  37. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: When Do They Kill? Vedomosti, published in 3441 number of 30.09.2013;
  38. Gaidar M. M. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: Less is better. Vedomosti, 08.12.2013;
  39. Gaidar M. M. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: Why Run Elections? Vedomosti, 02.09.2013;
  40. Gaidar M. M. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: How Long Does a Dictatorship Live? Vedomosti, 07.29.2013;
  41. Gaidar M. Snegovaya M. Learned in Comparison: Brothers in Protest. Vedomosti, published in # 3383 07/10/2013;
  42. Gaidar M. Snegovaya M. Freedom – Equality – New York. Vedomosti, 15.05.2013;
  43. Gaidar M., Snegovaya M. Dormant Subdued Northern City. Vedomosti, published in 3033 number of 03.02.2012;
  44. Snegovaya M. Nationalization of The Elite: The Experience of the Old Moscow. Novaya Gazeta, 05.04.2013;
  45. Snegovaya M. Impasse of Liberalism. Vedomosti, published in 3198 number of 28.09.2012;
  46. Snegovaya M. Such a Convenient Myth of The Oil Curse. Elephant, 25.06.2012;
  47. Rogov K., Snegovaya M. (2009) Institutions matter, Ekonomicheskaya Politika, №5;
  48. Yasin E., Snegovaya M. (2009) “Tectonic Changes in the World Economy: Let the Cultural Factor Speak (BRICs study)”, Voprosi Ekonimiki, №9-11;
  49. Yasin, Snegovaya M. Institutional Problems of Russia in The Global Context. Problems of Economics. 2010. № 1 // P.114-128;
  50. E. Yasin, Snegovaya M. Institutional and Cultural Constraints of Catching Up Countries. Problems of Economics. 2009. №11. // P. 32-49;
  51. Yasin E.G., Snegovaya M. The Role of Innovation in The Global Economy. Problems of Economics. 2009, №9 // P. 15-31;
  52. Yasin E.G., Snegovaya M. Tectonic Shifts in The World Economy: What Will the Factor of Culture Say. Moscow, Publishing House HSE 2009;
  53. Yasin E.G., Snegovaya M. Tectonic Shifts in the World Economy or the Rise of a New Technological Level. Political and Business Magazine “Political Economy”, 15.04.2009;
  54. Snegovaya M. Increased Government Spending and Populism. Political and Business Magazine “Political Economy”, 03.09.2009;
  55. Snegovaya M. Interview with Kakha Bendukidze: Ukraine Must Win Two Wars. – Snob, November 18, 2014;
  56. Snegovaya M. TvRain or Echo of Moscow: Creative Class against the Intelligentsia. – Snob, February 5, 2014;
  57. Snegovaya M. Victory of Bill Browder: The Price Paid For the Error. – Snob, December 8, 2012.
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Eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine)

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