Richard Arnold

Richard Arnold teaches at Muskingum University and is a member of the PONARS network.  He is the author of Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence: Symbolic Violence, Lynching, Pogrom, and Massacre (Routledge, 2016) and the editor of Russia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Routledge, 2021).  He has written numerous articles on Russia, including in Problems of Post-CommunismTheoretical Criminology, and Post-Soviet Affairs. His current interests are the connections between sport and politics, Cossack movements in Russia and Ukraine, and far-right activity in Russia.

In spring 2022, Arnold won a Fulbright award to teach and conduct research in Poland. He will spend the 2022-2023 academic year in Poland conducting research on Ukrainian Cossack formations and the importance of the Cossack archetype to Ukrainian national identity as well as working with Ukrainian refugees and Polish institutions.

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    Articles by Richard Arnold

    New Cossack Societies to Open in Ukrainian Oblasts

    Executive Summary: The All-Russian Cossack Society continues to establish outposts in the occupied territories of Ukraine under Moscow’s direction.  The state-registered Cossack movement is working to deepen the control of

    Radicalization of Russian Youth on the Rise

    Last year’s October 31 bombing of an Arkhangelsk Federal Security Service (FSB) office (see EDM, November 9, 2018) triggered an investigation, which recently released its final report. The conclusions of

    Russian Truckers Declared ‘Foreign Agents’

    Following an inspection by the Ministry of Justice, the Russian truckers organization Association of Russian Carriers (Obedinenie Perevozchikov Rossii—OPR) has been declared a “foreign agent.” The organization was originally formed

    Non-Traditional Threats to Sochi

    The recent warning from the US State Department not to wear patriotic clothing outside of the “ring of steel” in Sochi proper might have been thought to forestall an attack