On Monday July 9th, Pushkin House will be hosting Professor Andrei Rogatchevski of the Arctic University of Norway to educate us on the political aesthetics of the Russian far right. An elusive topic of study due to their ever-changing organisational structures, legal status, and modus operandi, Professor Rogatchevski is uniquely disposed to clarify and illustrate for us the political aesthetic of Russia’s far right movements.
Not for the faint-hearted, Professor Rogatchevski’s illuminating talk will explore the flags, insignia, posters, fictions, songs, and visual culture of these groups whilst sharing with us the significance of these visual and discursive objects for Russia’s far right. With special attention paid to the artwork of Russia’s National Bolshevik Party, this talk will bring to life some of the fringe politics in contemporary Russian society.
Professor Andrei Rogatchevski, born in Siberia, was educated in both Moscow and Glasgow before working in Scottish and Fennoscandian academia. Currently Professor of Russian Literature and Culture at the Arctic University of Norway, he is spending his research leave at UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies. Among books co-edited by Professor Rogatchevski are; Bribery and Blat in Russia (Macmillan, 2000); Punishment as Crime? Perspectives on Prison Experience in Russian Culture (Uppsala, 2014); and Russophone Periodicals in Israel (Stanford, 2016).