Lecture: Patterns of Mass Culture and Mass Consciousness in Russia


Location: 106 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Andrey Miroshnichenko, media analyst, consultant, columnist and Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research scholar in Washington, D.C., will present “Patterns of Mass Culture and Mass Consciousness in Russia: Post-Soviet Dynamics (1990s-2010s).”

This lecture will cover the cultural, social, media, and consumer shifts in Russian mass consciousness that have occurred since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Topics addressed will include the so-called New Russians, the “evil” 1990s, Russian post-Soviet conspicuous consumption, the iPhone vs. the chanson (art song), TV vs. the Internet, blogger activism, and other patterns that define the contemporary, post-Soviet Russian identity. Shifts in linguistic culture and usage during this time period will also be discussed.