Culture

Old Age and Claustrophobia in Putin’s Russia

Evgenia Kovda on her film Podrugi (Girlfriends), a tale of old age and claustrophobia in Putin’s Russia.

Russophobia in America: A Genealogy

My talk at the Kennan on the history of russophobia.

Russian Punk Rock

Guest: Alexander Herbert on Russian punk rock.

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Love, Sex, and Porn in Russia

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Guest:

Natalia Antonova is a pundit, playwright and sometime journalist living in Russia. You can read her blog where she comments a wide variety of topics, including sex, at nataliaantonova.com. Her most recent article is “Russia’s Porn Stars Aren’t Just Hot, They’re Also Ostracised And Exploited” on Open Democracy.

Music:

Prince and the Revolution, “Darling Nikki,” Purple Rain, 1984.

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