▶︎ Unpacking Russian Social Media: If You Like Privacy, Tell Your Friends About It

What does the future hold for Telegram? In the last episode of the series, we discuss the importance of privacy for Telegram and what the consequences of the app’s agreement with the Russian state might be. What happens with the audience when privacy suddenly isn’t the main focus? What would

Post-Soviet Ideology In The New Russian Empire

The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, the Warsaw pact, and Comecon, was succeeded by the creation of 16 independent nation states. It was not only the political collapse of a state, but an ideological collapse of the belief in communism; an ideology that had played a significant role in

Out in the Cold: The Post-Soviet “Frozen Conflict Zones”

On 26th December 1991, the Soviet flag was lowered from the Kremlin for the final time, and the pre-revolutionary Trikolor was raised for the first time since 1917. The Soviet Union was no more, and fifteen countries stood in its place, either regaining their independence or taking it for the