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Muskingum University Political Scientist Dr. Richard Arnold Weighs In on Far-Right Leader Demushkin

Richard ArnoldAssociate Professor Dr. Richard Arnold has published an article on far-right Leader Dmitry Demushkin who was arrested on October 21. Arnold is a frequent contributor to the Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasian Daily Monitor, an electronic publication.

Dr. Arnold presented at an international conference in Tallinn, Estonia on Russian nationalism organized by the Peace Research Institute Oslo in Spring 2016. Dr. Arnold’s paper concerned Cossack movements in the Russian Federation.

Dr. Arnold’s book, “Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence: Symbolic Violence, Lynching, Pogrom, and Massacre,” was published by Routledge. The book concerns neo-Nazi hate crimes in Russia and includes chapters on Cossacks and race riots in Russia.

Russian Nationalism and Ethics Violence book coverProfessor Arnold teaches classes on comparative politics and international relations in Muskingum University’s Political Science department. His classes include Russian politics and Russian foreign policy and he frequently co-authors conference presentations with students. Last year he co-authored a presentation on the Cossack Congress in America, which he presented with student Dakotah Riddle at the Association for the Study of Nationalities at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Arnold was the 2015 recipient of Muskingum’s William Rainey Harper award for outstanding research.