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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.

Investigating the Human Nature with Alphyna and Deanna Khamis

Why would a philosophical treatise masquerade as a crime novel? What is Insulindian Phasmid and what does it have to do with cryptozoology? And how did a weird text-oriented RPG become one of the recent highlights in the world of independent intellectual gaming? The Russian localisation of Disco Elysium, an RPG based on the book by an Estonian writer Robert Kurvitz, spiked a new wave of interest towards this extremely popular game, developed by the enigmatic ZA/UM studios. We talked to Alphyna, a member of the Russian localisation team, and Deanna Khamis, a philosopher and author of a culturological analysis of Disco Elysium.

This podcast is in Russian.