Politics in Kicks meets Dr. Alexey Muraviev

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Pictured: Your fair author and Dr. Alexey Muraviev


When:
 6.30pm, March 25th
Where: St. Catherine’s College, UWA
Who: Dr. Alexey Muraviev, Head of Social Science and International Studies at Curtin University
What: Speaking at the Australian Institute of International Affairs WA Branch Meeting on:

“UKRAINIAN FRONT 2.0:

RUSSIA’S STRATEGIC INTENT, GEO-STRATEGIC CONSEQUENCES

& IMPLICATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA”

***Note: This Meeting was held under Chatham House Rule. ***
** Read about this rule HERE **


It took me less than 5 minutes into Alexey’s talk for me to realise how ill-focused the media reporting has been on the “Crimea Crisis”.
Our understanding has been distorted.

This is what I learned…..

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Russian to new Conclusions – tAtU and Pussy Riot

I was listening to my iPod last night and I came across an artist from the 1990s or very early 2000s.

t. A. T. u

Remember they were all shocking because they were ‘lesbian’ and all public about it in their film clip?

To refresh your memory: http://youtu.be/8mGBaXPlri8

They must have been exceptional and controversial, Russian artists don’t often appear in ‘Western’ charts.

Why were they special?
Because they were, or at least pretending to be, lesbians in Russia.

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