The article explores the online memory discourse of the Russian protest movement of 2011-2012 through an investigation of the LiveJournal blog of Aleksei Naval’nyi. Based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, the article demonstrates that Naval’nyi refrains from employing memory models in his blog entries and responses to comments. In contrast to Naval’nyi’s present-oriented agenda, numerous comments on his blog have a pronounced focus on memory. In this essay, we explore which memories are introduced, with what aim and how the users interact. Furthermore, the article discusses the possible involvement of bots and paid users.
Language of contribution: English