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Mischa Gabowitsch is a sociologist and historian, a member of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany. He is the author of Protest in Putin’s Russia and co-organiser of www.protestrussia.net. He is currently researching commemorative practices and Soviet war memorials. He is the former editor of Laboratorium and Neprikosnovennyi zapas.
On the symbolism of Defender of the Fatherland Day, a celebration of Russia’s armed forces and de-facto Men’s Day. Русский
Five years ago today, the first mass demonstration of Russia's 2011-2013 protest cycle took place. To mark this, we...