Xenia Cherkaev is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Anthropology at the HSE, St. Petersburg. She is interested in how moral obligations intersect with, and are codified in, property law. Her recent publications have appeared in The American Historical Review, Cahiers du monde russe, Environmental Humanities, and Anthropology and Humanism.
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Zoo-Fascism, Russia: To Hell with Equality and Ownerless Dogs
“Dog bites man” isn’t news. But this story did get some regional coverage: a pack of street dogs attacked a young woman in Ulan-Ude on December 23, 2020, right... More
They Sow the Wind and Reap the Whirlwind (Covid Doubt in St. Petersburg)
I’m in Russia, vacationing like everyone else: on March 25, 2020, President Putin gave most people a week off work, and then another three weeks. It’s sort of l... More
High-Frequency Gleaning and Usufruct Freedom
Bail Bloc is an app that takes about as much computing power as a YouTube video: installed on personal computers, it quietly mines a cryptocurrency called Moner... More