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71: American Made ft. Grace

10/23/2018
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School shootings, how their symbolism and aesthetics continue to echo Columbine, and whether or not they're preventable. This week's ep is unfortunately apropos of the mass murder at the Kerch Polytechnic College on Oct. 17. If you'd like to send money to help fund the treatment of those injured in the attack, you can do that here (sorry, it's in Russian): https://www.sberbank.ru/ru/about/kerch

Duration:00:51:40

70: Attention Dvor

10/16/2018
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The mystical St. Petersburg courtyard, the rural homestead, the royal court. This week we talk about the architectural and emotional history of the Russian dvor. patreon.com/shesinrussia Music: (theme music) Shit Happens by Tierra Whack, Русский Ковчег by Монеточка, Шоколадное кафе by Тупые

Duration:01:03:00

69: Kadyrov, Don't Call Me ft. Zukhra

10/10/2018
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Joined by our amazing special guest, Caucasus and MMA expert, Zukhra, we talk about how people from the North Caucasus relate to larger Russia, Khabib vs. Connor, why you shouldn't insult Caucasian people (the real ones), and everyday racism in Russian housing.

Duration:00:45:43

68: Tweedle D' Skripal

10/2/2018
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Super recognizers come one come all! The plot thickens in the case of the helpless Russian tourists visiting the lovely town of Salisbury. https://www.patreon.com/shesinrussia

Duration:00:48:02

67: Dacha San

9/25/2018
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The Russian dacha wasn’t always а one-family weekend house symbolizing a return to the land and folksy country virtues. Lily tells Smith the more complicated story. Main knowledge source for this ep: Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710–2000 by Stephen Lovell

Duration:00:58:50

66: Streets of St. Beetlesbug ft. Pasha

9/19/2018
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Smith came to St. Petersburg and we went around recording our trials and tribulations.

Duration:00:43:22

65: Yanka

9/11/2018
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(Best to listen with headphones, as this episode is in stereo) We tell the story (and listen to the music) of musician and poet Yanka Dyagileva and the late 1980s-early 1990s Siberian punk-rock scene she was at the center of. Listen to all the music from this episode: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLFDtUKjvwX0tq-FOBtZHbsDvNqw6nkXl Support us plz: patreon.com/shesinrussia

Duration:01:24:15

64: Kitchen Table ft. Nastya Pankina

9/3/2018
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A discussion in Lily's kitchen about race paradigms, Gosha Rubchinskiy, censorship in Thaw-era film, and why Russia is the greatest country on earth.

Duration:01:18:44

63: Terrible

8/28/2018
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We give our very in depth and diverging two cents on Keith Gessen's new novel A Terrible Country. There are spoilers, be warned. SPOILERS: 50:16 - 55:01 and 56:49 - 58:47 Support us plz: patreon.com/shesinrussia

Duration:01:05:13

62: Expat Scumbags

8/21/2018
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An informal conversation where we talk about (among other things) a particular type of male expat in Russia, their relationship to women and sex, and the time Lily revealed herself to be nothing better than a capitalist parasite.

Duration:00:55:03

61: Whipping Boy, Telegram pt. 2

8/15/2018
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Part two of a two part series on the saga of Telegram in Russia. This week we give you a news update on the case, explain encryption, discuss one of the heroes of this story, Pavel Durov, and raise the question (and the various theories) of why, really, Telegram is being blocked For this series we spoke to a multitude of people more important and knowledgeable than us. A huge thank you to Mikhail Klimarev, Tanya Lokot, Damir Gainutdinov, Matthew Green, Philip Kulin, Anna Fomina, and Max...

Duration:01:13:34

60: Bear with a Stick, Telegram pt. 1

8/7/2018
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Part one of a two part series on the saga of Telegram in Russia. This part is the one where we tell you more generally how the internet is regulated in Russia, why we care about Telegram, and how it (did it?) got blocked in Russia, legally and technically speaking. For this series we spoke to a multitude of people more important and knowledgeable than us. A huge thank you to Mikhail Klimarev, Tanya Lokot, Damir Gainutdinov, Philip Kulin, Anna Fomina, and Max Olenichev. Also thank you to...

Duration:01:29:10

59: Prison Tattoos ft. Mark Bullen

7/31/2018
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We learn about the history of the Russian-speaking mafia and its intricate system of prison tattoos speaking with a specialist in the subject, Mark Bullen, a US-based former UK cop. Mark wrote a book documenting Russian prison tattoos and organized crime called Thief in Law, you can buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Thief-Law-Russian-Russian-Speaking-Organized/dp/0764355988/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528954355&sr=8-1&keywords=thief+in+law+mark+bullen Mark's site: https://www.markgbullen.com/...

Duration:00:45:26

58: Unnamed Peninsula

7/24/2018
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Lily visits a certain well-known Russian-speaking peninsula and learns that since its annexation, things have changed. And mostly not for the better. For a more in-depth legal/historical overview of Crimea, listen to our episode https://soundcloud.com/shes-in-russia/episode-11-crimea-it-existed-before-2014 https://www.patreon.com/shesinrussia

Duration:00:44:39

57: Telman’s Market

7/17/2018
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The story of Moscow’s (in)famous Cherkizon market, the 90s born “city within a city” known for its cheap prices, über-wealthy owner Telman Ismailov, rampant corruption, and horrible living and working conditions. https://www.patreon.com/shesinrussia

Duration:01:02:18

56: We Are Not Russia

7/10/2018
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Budapest local Zsolt tells Lily and her dear friend Liz about growing up in Soviet-occupied Hungary, why everything that's Russian is bad, and how Hungarian prime minister Orban Victor's feelings towards Russia have shifted since his days as a "young buck" on the early 90s political scene. https://www.patreon.com/shesinrussia

Duration:00:41:41

55: I'll Ask Her

7/3/2018
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Before the ever-encroaching Euro-Americans got their grubby hands on Alaska, Russian frontiersmen were colonizing the peninsula with the help of a fur trade-bead racket. Smith tells Lily the story. patreon.com/shesinrussia

Duration:00:49:48

54: Grand ft. Katerina Novikova

6/26/2018
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We talk with head of press for The Bolshoi Theater, Katya Novikova, about the cultural significance of the institution, Ballet Nureyev, and how the theater used to be overrun with cats. You can watch Bolshoi production in real time in movie theaters around the world, keep an eye on this list: https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/about/relays/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/shesinrussia Podcasts from Meduza: https://meduza.io/podcasts Glagolev FM: http://glagolev.fm/ Arzamas:...

Duration:00:47:07

53: Men Can't Sew ft. Alissa Klots

6/19/2018
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Hello, yes, we have a launched a Patreon, support SIR: https://www.patreon.com/shesinrussia European University professor Alissa Klots talks to us about early Soviet domestic labor and post-Stalinist discourses on aging. More about Alissa: https://eu.spb.ru/en/history/faculty/17377-klots-alisa

Duration:00:51:50

52: Lily Feels Funny

6/12/2018
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Lily and Smith talk about dating without language, parallel lives, and romanticizing America.

Duration:00:40:06