If Nemtsov and Pussy Riot are largely unpopular in Russia, who shapes Russian public opinion? Find out in this installment of The Invisible Russian Opposition.
This week’s episode is about Russian conservatism, Russia’s ’tame’ and ‘independent’ opposition, why Russians love Putin, and what Noam Chomsky has to do with all these.
If you lived or worked in a Russian-speaking country, chances are that you heard Вы почему без шапки?, Закройте окно, вас продует!, Не сидите на холодном!, or Не выходите на улицу с мокрыми волосами! at east a few times. How to keep good Samaritans at bay? Let’s try to find out.
This week’s episode introduces diehard poli sci fans to the political jargon frequently heard in Russia’s media coverage of Ukraine. У каждого своя полу-правда or Ukraine: It Takes Five To Tango? is an unbiased attempt to look at all major participants of the conflict.