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April 2020

CANCELLED: How Pro-Government “Trolls” Influence Online Conversations in Russia (with Anton Sobolev, Yale University)

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
NYU Politics Department, 19 West 4th Street, Room 217
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Due to precautions NYU is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this event, and all other events for the remainder of the semester, have been cancelled. Please check back soon for information regarding rescheduling!    In this talk, Dr. Sobolev will explore the behavior and impact of several hundred “trolls” — paid supporters of Vladimir Putin's regime in Russia who were allegedly employed in late 2014 and early 2015 to leave pro-government comments on the popular social media platform…

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CANCELLED: Statuary Performances: Neo-Paganism and Memory in the American and Russian Far Right (with Alexandar Mihailovic, Bennington College)

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Due to precautions NYU is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this event, and all other events for the remainder of the semester, have been cancelled. Please check back soon for information regarding rescheduling!    Whether it be of Robert E. Lee, Tsar Nicholas II, Huey Long or the head of the NKVD Feliks Dzerzhinsky, political statuary evokes a range of impassioned responses from groups as varied as the Proud Boys and Identity Evropa in the United States, to…

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Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course (with Eliot Borenstein, Fridays at 2 EST)

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce a new weekly series of 15-minute informal virtual Zoom lectures about memes and viral video on the Russian Internet, presented by our very own Eliot Borenstein. Each lecture will be followed by a moderated, on-line discussion, as well as just more general chat for anyone who feels like staying on-line. The lecture portion will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube. Lecture Two: The 'Putin is a D**khead' Meme Though its origins are in a 2014 Ukrainian soccer chant, the…

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CANCELLED: Revolution Goes East: Imperial Japan and Soviet Communism (with Tatiana Linkhoeva, New York University)

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Due to precautions NYU is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this event, and all other events for the remainder of the semester, have been cancelled. Please check back soon for information regarding rescheduling!    Revolution Goes East is an intellectual history that applies a novel global perspective to the classic story of the rise of communism and the various reactions it provoked in Imperial Japan. Tatiana Linkhoeva demonstrates how contemporary discussions of the Russian Revolution, its containment,…

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CANCELLED: Falshfasad: Disavowed Infrastructure and Everyday Marxism in Putin’s PPParadise (with Michal Murawski, University College London)

April 17 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Due to precautions NYU is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this event, and all other events for the remainder of the semester, have been cancelled. Please check back soon for information regarding rescheduling!  How can an architectural or infrastructural project be “fake”? How, in particular, does the (un)reality of architecture play out in Putin-era Russia, a society which critics (both scholars and commentators) frequently caricature as suffused with “post-truth” artifice and devoid of substantive foundations? This article explores…

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CANCELLED: The Bolsheviks and Postcolonial Sovereignty: Turkey and the Soviet Union at the Lausanne Conference (with Sam Hirst, Bilkent University)

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Due to precautions NYU is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this event, and all other events for the remainder of the semester, have been cancelled. Please check back soon for information regarding rescheduling!  Sovereignty - so central to the process of Decolonization across much of the Global South - was not a common term in the early language of Marxism-Leninism. The Bolsheviks pursued decolonization at home and developed national institutions for many of the non-Russian peoples of the…

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May 2020

CANCELLED: It Will Be Fun and Terrifying: Nationalism and Protest in Post-Soviet Russia (with Fabrizio Fenghi, Brown University)

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Due to precautions NYU is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this event, and all other events for the remainder of the semester, have been cancelled. Please check back soon for information regarding rescheduling!  The National Bolshevik Party, founded in the mid-1990s by Eduard Limonov and Aleksandr Dugin, began as an attempt to combine radically different ideologies. In the years that followed, Limonov, Dugin, and the movements they led underwent dramatic shifts. The two leaders eventually became political adversaries,…

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CANCELLED: On Cameras and Guns in Soviet Film Culture (with Maria Vinogradova, New York University)

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Due to precautions NYU is taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, this event, and all other events for the remainder of the semester, have been cancelled. Please check back soon for information regarding rescheduling!  In the Soviet pantheon of fantasy-machines cameras and guns occupied a special place: if cinema was proclaimed the most important of all arts, then the most powerful cinema was capable of producing “sniper shots” that delivered a fully truthful, objective and scientific image of the…

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