Russian metamodernism: the neo rave and cultural recycling of the 1990s

Maria Engström discusses the phenomenon of recycling of Soviet heritage in contemporary Russia

Alexander Gudkov and Russia’s queer turn in the 2020s

Maria Engström on the normalisation of Russian queer culture and the privatisation of transgressive aesthetics by the cultural mainstream

Little Big: Neo-camp and a new generation of Russian identity

Maria Engstrom on political visuality and camp aesthetics as a new phenomenon of Russian pop culture

Monetochka: The Manifesto of Metamodernism

Post-actionism as the aesthetics of Putin’s fourth term

Late Soviet Counterculture and New Russian Globalism

The ideas of counter-cultural figures from the Perestroika years are taking on a new social and political significance in contemporary Russian society

The New Russian Renaissance

Why the Kremlin is fascinated by classical antiquity

Daughterland [Rodina-Doch’]: Erotic patriotism and Russia’s future

Conservative mobilization and sexualization of the nation