Jul 26 • 1HR 33M

"More of the same, except worse."

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A podcast by Yasha Levine and Evgenia Kovda, two Soviet immigrants living through American decline.

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!

—Yasha Levine


Want to know more? Check out previous episodes of The Russians.


“For Kadyrov’s second Lamborghini!” (Courtesy of Jeremy Morris.)