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Russian Internet Memes: The Short Course

May 8, 2020 @ 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 will subsequently be uploaded to YouTube, where you can find all the lectures in this series.

Lecture Six – Squatting Slavs: Watching the Gopniki

Of all the possible images to spread from the former Soviet Union, why did memes featuring Russian street thugs squatting on street corners become such a phenomenon?

Watch the event recording on YouTube here.


May 8, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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