A podcast where two best friends — one in St. Petersburg and the other in Brooklyn — call each other and talk about Russia.
Are riots good? Are protests good? Plus Lily gives the etymology of the word pogrom.
107: Ukrainian War Prop
Family history and Ukraine's war-time propaganda machine in Lugansk.
106: Telegram Saga
Lily gets updates on coronavirus in Russia from America and tells the story of Telegram's failed blockchain platform.
105: Potato Healing
Petersburg doesn’t care about corona, Russian medicine, Soviet nostalgia and Ivan Chai.
104: Krestos Voskres
Russian Orthodox Easter greetings and cake, Lily registers her new car.
103: My Brilliant Friend
Lily's finally reading Ferrante. Also a small COVID-19 in Russia update. And a tour of an abandoned experimental soviet neighborhood built in the late 1920s (Кондратьевский Жилмассив//Kondratyevsky Residential Area?)