I hold a BS in Economics from Moscow State University and a BS equivalent in Cultural Studies from UNIC Institute. Before moving to New York city, I worked as a news editor at Lenta.ru, Russia’s major online news outlet, and as an online managing editor at Russia! magazine. My area of interest includes Soviet everyday culture, social inequality, and gender politics of 1920s and 1930s.
Latest posts by Yulia Savitskaya
29 December 2016
10 December 2016
Students at St. Petersburg's College of Information Technologies have built a new programming language using the "gopnik" vernacular.
27 October 2016
It's too soon to know if this creature will make a good ambassador for Russia or the World Cup, but it's fair to say already that “Zabivaka” has gone viral.
27 September 2016
Conservative activists pressured the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow to close Jock Sturges' photo exhibition, arguing that his work violated Russia's laws against child pornography.
21 September 2016
A week after Russian censors banned two of the most popular pornography websites around, ordinary Web users are firing back with an online flashmob that mixes satire and protest.
16 September 2016
The two pornographic metropolises of the Internet, PornHub and YouPorn, were banned in Russia this week. ISPs are required to comply with the ban within 24 hours.
2 August 2016
Politically engaged Russian social media users are making their opinions on Donald Trump known. Mostly, they seem to be quite taken with the man—for some very different reasons.
6 July 2016
Nobody likes canceling their plans, and the day Moscow banned an enormously popular music festival was the day Russian Facebook users transformed into apparent experts on event management.
4 July 2016
RuNet Echo reviews the seven most memorable moments of Pavel Astakhov's career, as we part with Russia's longtime children's rights commissioner.
24 June 2016
Victims believe they're are being targeted because of texts and photos they've shared on social media. This, apparently, has been enough to enrage certain anonymous, self-proclaimed “patriots.”
7 June 2016
Moscow's Zipcar equivalent is trying to show customers that it's listening. This comes after an Internet scandal where it didn't look like a great listener.