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V-A-C Sreda

Featuring specially commissioned artworks, a podcast series and a selection of timely essays, Sreda magazine offers a nuanced view on Russian culture and contemporaneity. Content is available for a limited period of time and updated every Wednesday. The Russian word ‘sreda’ means Wednesday and also defines the natural, geographical and social environment.

Boom Boom Feminism with Lana Uzarashvili and Daniil Zhaivoronok

What are the ways in which Russian pop music incorporates feminist message? Is pop-feminism trapped at a level of rhetoric and empty symbolism or does it have the potential to become a gateway to critical reflection on gender issues? Why is it uncommon for Russian pop singers and artists to articulate their professed views and aesthetic in terms of identity? V–A–C curator and editor Karen Sarkisov sits down with feminist researcher and co-founder of the FEM TALKS educational project Lana Uzarashvili and sociologist and author of the stupidisthenewcool Telegram channel Daniil Zhaivoronok.

This episode is in Russian.