What should we know about Russian imperialism? How is it connected to Russian nationalism? What does it have in common with other imperialisms in recent history, and how is it different? Volodymyr Yermolenko, host of the “Explaining Ukraine” podcast and chief editor of UkraineWorld.org, welcomes Vera Tolz, professor of Russian studies at the University of Manchester, and the author of numerous works on Russia, Russian history, and Russian media discourse. – UkraineWorld is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of the oldest and biggest Ukrainian media NGO. You can support UkraineWorld on Patreon.