​Thomas Grove from the Reuters Moscow bureau called me for a comment on the rising nationalism in Russia, a subject I am not that familiar and rather uncomfaitable with, and the result is here (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/01/us-russia-nationalism-idUSTRE7B013220111201).

​In the run-up to the parliamentary elections in Russia, when the dominant United Russia party pretended to have a program and the parliamentary opposition pretended to challenge this dominance, nationalism has acquired the resonance as a 'real thing', and the slogan 'We are fed up with feeding the Caucasus!' has received a lot of traction.