Alexandra Birch
Articles by Alexandra Birch

From “Tsar Ducks” to Kashchei the Deathless: Anti-Corruption Symbols in Russia Today

In January 2021, Russian anti-corruption activist Aleksei Navalny returned to Russia with his wife after years of personal and political attacks. Navalny’s subsequent arrest and detention provoked international protests, including responses that foregrounded symbols of his campaign and modern Russian dissidence. These visual symbols connect to a long history of protest in Russia, raising questions about the nature of dissidence itself.

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