Russia’s political sado-masochism. - With Peter Pomerantsev | Ep. 122

July 13, 2022

The explanation for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not only geopolitical, but also psychological. It is rooted in Russia’s culture of violence and political sado-masochism. We discuss this with Peter Pomerantsev, senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University and author of the best-selling books, This is Not Propaganda and Nothing is True and Everything is Possible. Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, chief editor of Support us on

This material was prepared with financial support from the International Renaissance Foundation.