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.
Created as a caricature of ultra-patriotic Russian nationalist couch potatoes, the Vatnik meme depict an angry, drunken quilted jacket who shouts slogans about traditional values. Follow his life and times in this upcoming installment.
Watch the event recording on YouTube here.