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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2014–2015
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RUST5/VES10 Virtual Russia: Politics, Language and New Media 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Russian Studies
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student will be able to:
•analyze the new media‘s role in Post-Soviet political discourse
•discuss and account for the major Russian online newspapers, magazines, social networks and Internet TV
•critically argue about a selection of scientific texts on the subject

General description

The course provides an insight into the phenomenon of virtualization of politics. During the course, the student gets acquainted with the interrelation between Post-Soviet political culture and the contemporary virtual world from an interdisciplinary perspective. The students familiarize themselves with the Russian political Internet, Russian social media, the blogosphere, and online memory wars.

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Maria Engström, Teacher responsible


20-Apr-2015 – 28-Apr-2015
Mon 20-Apr-2015 at 16-19, PinniB 4113
Tue 21-Apr-2015 at 16-19, PinniB 3116
Wed 22-Apr-2015 at 16-19, PinniB 3116
Thu 23-Apr-2015 at 16-18, PinniB 4117
Fri 24-Apr-2015 at 11-14, PinniB 3116
Mon 27-Apr-2015 at 16-19, PinniB 3116
Tue 28-Apr-2015 at 10-13, PinniB 3116