Samuel Greene is director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London and senior lecturer in Russian politics. Prior to moving to London in 2012, he lived and worked in Moscow for 13 years, most recently as director of the Centre for the Study of New Media & Society at the New Economic School, and as deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. His previous book, Moscow in Movement: Power & Opposition in Putin’s Russia, was published in August 2014 by Stanford University Press. He holds a PhD in political sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His work focuses on the relationships of power in contemporary Russia, including social movements, conflict, elite-mass relations and elite strategies. In addition, Sam’s particular interest is in online social media, both as a factor in social mobilization and political mediation, and as a venue for conducting new kinds of research. Sam’s latest book Putin vs. the People: perilous politics of a divided Russia (Yale University Press) is out this autumn.

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