In this ep of The Russians, Evgenia and I talk to anthropologist Jeremy Morris about the internal Russian reaction to the war and how the war’s affecting Russian domestic politics.
A couple of notes.
I mention Jeremy’s pre-war prediction for what will happen in Russia if war does break out. For more of his work, check out his blog and his book, Everyday Post-Socialism. The intro music is sampled from the latest hit by a group called Assorti — an example of a new wave of Z patriotism being pumped out by Russia’s cultural producers. “We’re Russians / And that means God is with us” is how the song goes. What’s funny, though, is that the guy who created the band is a Russian Jew with an Israeli passport. Russkii mir!
Want to know more? Check out previous episodes of The Russians.