Conference e-mail

The Aleksanteri Institute

Unioninkatu 33 (P.O. Box 42)
00014 University of Helsinki

Past Aleksanteri Conferences

Markku Lonkila (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) and Alexander Semenov (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Mobilizing Russia Online

This paper depicts the spread of the video 'On vam ne Dimon' published in Youtube by Alexey Navalny's group of Russian opposition activists. The video functioned as triggering effect launching Russian-wide anti-government protests on 26 March 2017. In our paper we study the mechanisms of diffusion (e.g., sharing and liking) the video through the Russian Facebook clone VKontakte.