Podcast: Roundtable Osteuropa 4/2019

Russophone (Pop-)Culture


Russophonia recently started to get more attention from Slavic studies scholars. It occurs in Russia, the post-Soviet space and beyond, in various Russian speaking communities. As it concerns not just literature written in Russian by self-professed non-Russians, but all kinds of cultural products (music, broadcasts, etc.): we can call it Russophone culture. The phenomenon gives artists the possibility to express themselves in a language that is still widely understood in the post-Soviet space and sell their cultural products to a broader audience. At the same time, it gives certain leaders in the post-Soviet area the possibility of visibility and influence beyond the borders of their own country. In the 4th Episode of our podcast Roundtable Osteuropa Dr. Nina Frieß (ZOiS), Dr. Naomi Caffee (Reed College) and Dr. Konstantin Kaminskij (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) discuss different aspects of Russophone cultures and its influence on the post-Soviet space.


  • Naomi Caffee (Reed College)
  • Konstantin Kaminskij (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Moderation: Nina Frieß (ZOiS)

Roundtable Osteuropa

Roundtable Osteuropa is a podcast by the Centre for East European and International Studies. Scholars of ZOiS and their guests discuss their research of Eastern Europe. We consider events in politics and society, while also trying to shed light on lesser-known issues – with insights from sociology, political science, geography, social anthropology, literary studies and theology.