Russian Digital Protest: Online Memes as the Means of Carnivalesque Resistance in Social Networks

Russian Digital Protest: Online Memes as the Means of Carnivalesque Resistance in Social Networks

The 2011-2012 Russian protest mobilisations were largely enabled by the rise of social networks. Social and technological advancements paired to pave the way for “the biggest protests since the fall of the USSR” (BBC, 2011). Ubiquitous and uncensored social media empowered the liberal masses to share their grievances, discuss and unite online, and then mobilise […]