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Laughter during the war: Russian agression in Ukraine in political cartoons and memes

Modern wars differ from the classic ones in that they use not only military equipment and regular troops. Values, ideology, culture, symbols, media, humor are becoming weapons in the 21st century.
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Is it possible to laugh during war?

17-18 June, the Past / Future / Art platform organized an event called “Are You OK?” (Discussion “Art and War»), which included a series of talks on the experience of the Russian-Ukrainian war. One of the participants of the event was Dr. Orest Semotiuk, who took part in the panel “Memes, caricatures, stand-up – strange experiences of Ukrainian humor during the war.” The recording of the discussion with Dr. Semotiuk is available online. Feel free to watch!

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