Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

To please Putin, universities purge liberals and embrace patriots

Russian university leaders are imbuing the country’s education system with patriotism to favor Putin, quashing Western influences and dissent.

May, 7 – Mary Ilyashina’s article in The Washington Post features a section discussing the decline of Smolny, along with insights from Jonathan Becker, Denis Skopin, and Polina Ulanovskaya.