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ISSN 2043-7633

Issue 9

Russian Protest Movement (R)e-Visited

Editorial – Issue 9

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The 2011-12 Protest Movement in Russia re-defined the country and the Russian-speaking community worldwide politically, socially and culturally. It began as a response to the 2011 Russian legislative election process, …
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Tweeting the Russian Protests

This paper discusses the interaction between social media and the Russian 2011-2013 protests. First, it critically observes the existing analytical work on the role of social media in movements worldwide, …
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Quantifying Polarisation in Media Coverage of the 2011-12 Protests in Russia

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This study seeks to quantify the polarisation of opinion that emerged around the Russian protest movement following the 5 December Duma elections, and shows that the language used by mainstream …
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Russians in the City – ‘Patriots’ with a Touch of Spleen

The article dwells on post-Soviet migrants’ internet communications in the UK and places them within the context of contemporary Russian Diaspora debates. It argues that digital developments, community building and …
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Pussy Riot Steal the Stage in the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour: Punk Prayer on Trial Online and in Court

This article considers Pussy Riot Punk Prayer, a controversial performance by a feminist punk-rock collective, that took place in the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February 2012, leading …
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Pussy Riot: From Local Appropriation to Global Documentation, or Contesting the Media System

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In this essay I consider the performances of Pussy Riot as part of the global protest movement, which utilities appropriation as its main means of expression. The paper identifies the …
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Defining Pussy Riot Musically: Performance and Authenticity in New Media

The Pussy Riot phenomenon generated vast amounts of commentary, but little serious analysis of its musical aspects. The group was either accepted unquestioningly as a ‘Russian punk group’, or seen …
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‘Fashion Attack’: The Style of Pussy Riot

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This article examines the style of Pussy Riot in the context of the contemporary Russian fashion scene. Media representations of Pussy Riot’s ‘Punk Prayer’ and its aftermath have focused on …
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