Post-Soviet Affairs

(The median citation count of Post-Soviet Affairs is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Protest trajectories in electoral authoritarianism: from Russia’s “For Fair Elections” movement to Alexei Navalny’s presidential campaign28
Demonizing the enemy: the influence of Russian state-sponsored media on American audiences19
The politics of exporting higher education: Russian university branch campuses in the “Near Abroad”17
Exclusiveness of civic nationalism: Euromaidan eventful nationalism in Ukraine16
Mixed signals: what Putin says about gender equality15
“All of Belarus has come out onto the streets”: exploring nationwide protest and the role of pre-existing social networks15
Making sense of the January 2022 protests in Kazakhstan: failing legitimacy, culture of protests, and elite readjustments14
Is Telegram a “harbinger of freedom”? The performance, practices, and perception of platforms as political actors in authoritarian states12
Smart enough to make a difference? An empirical test of the efficacy of strategic voting in Russia’s authoritarian elections11
Citizenship as a cornerstone of civic national identity in Ukraine11
Property rights in Russia after 2009: from business capture to centralized corruption?11
Russia’s “impressionable years”: life experience during the exit from communism and Putin-era beliefs10
Sanctions and dollar dependency in Russia: resilience, vulnerability, and financial integration9
Is Putin’s popularity (still) real? A cautionary note on using list experiments to measure popularity in authoritarian regimes9
Beyond “hybrid warfare”: a digital exploration of Russia’s entrepreneurs of influence9
Composition of the ruling elite, incentives for productive usage of rents, and prospects for Russia’s limited access order9
Politics and banking in Russia: the rise of Putin8
You are what you read: media, identity, and community in the 2020 Belarusian uprising7
Branching out or inwards? The logic of fractals in Russian studies7
Democracy promotion in times of autocratization: the case of Poland, 1989–20197
Patriotic disunity: limits to popular support for militaristic policy in Russia6
Anti-opposition crackdowns and protest: the case of Belarus, 2000–20196
Producing state capacity through corruption: the case of immigration control in Russia6
Plus ça change: getting real about the evolution of Russian studies after 19916
Outsourcing social services to NGOs in Russia: federal policy and regional responses6
The art of partial commitment: the politics of military assistance to Ukraine6
Long Soviet shadows: the nomenklatura ties of Putin elites6
Populism for the ambivalent: anti-polarization and support for Ukraine’s Sluha Narodu party6
Playing the “Game” of Transparency and Accountability: Non-elite Politics in Kyrgyzstan’s Natural Resource Governance5
Firm performance and regional economic freedom: the case of Russia5
Exogenous shock and Russian studies5
Guns to butter: sociotropic concerns and foreign policy preferences in Russia5
Activism in exile: how Russian environmentalists maintain voice after exit5
United we stand: the effects of subnational elite structure on succession in two Russian regions4
Still winners and losers? Studying public opinion’s geopolitical preferences in the association agreement countries (Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine)4
Protest, platforms, and the state in the Belarus crisis4
The Belarus crisis: people, protest, and political dispositions4
The buck stops elsewhere: authoritarian resilience and the politics of responsibility for COVID-19 in Russia4
A tale of two councils: the changing roles of the security and state councils during the transformation period of modern Russian politics4
Credibility revolution and the future of Russian studies4
Parade, plebiscite, pandemic: legitimation efforts in Putin’s fourth term4
Stopping the feast in times of plague: fighting criminal corporate raiding in diverse Russian regions4
Towards a two-dimensional analytical framework for understanding Georgian foreign policy: how party competition informs foreign policy analysis4
The Great Gameand the evolving nature of political talk shows on Russian television4
Anti-regime action and geopolitical polarization: understanding protester dispositions in Belarus3
Hybrid surveillance capitalism: Sber’s model for Russia’s modernization3
Heterarchy: Russian politics between chaos and control3
Media framing of political protests – reporting bias and the discrediting of political activism3
The future has to wait: 5G in Russia and the lack of elite consensus3
Cuckoos in the nest: the co-option of state-owned enterprises in Putin’s Russia3
Protesting that is fit to be published: issue attention cycle and nationalist bias in coverage of protests in Ukraine after Maidan3
Public-private partnerships for skill development in the United States, Russia, and China3
Who cares about sanctions? Observations from annual reports of European firms3
Building fences? sectoral immigration bans in Russian regions2
Secrecy and military expenditures in the Russian budget2
Rise and fall: social science in Russia before and after the war2
Political foundations of state support for civil society: analysis of the distribution of presidential grants in Russia2
Truth with a Z: disinformation, war in Ukraine, and Russia’s contradictory discourse of imperial identity2
Independent media under pressure: evidence from Russia2
The legislative role of the Russian Duma and the Kazakh Mazhilis: authoritarianism and power sharing in post-Soviet Eurasia2
Is Vladimir Putin a strong leader?2
Understandings of democracy and “good citizenship” in Ukraine: utopia for the people, participation in politics not required2
Fear of punishment as a driver of survey misreporting and item non-response in Russia and its neighbors2
Methods in Russian studies: overview of top political science, economics, and area studies journals2
US-Russian partnerships in science: working with differences2
Ethnic intermarriage in Russia: the tale of four cities2
The geopolitical orientations of ordinary Belarusians: survey evidence from early 20202
A blind and militant attachment: Russian patriotism in comparative perspective2