This article in Open Democracy is by Dmitry Sidorov. Here is an excerpt:
Russia’s young people, including students, have shot to the fore in recent years, emerging as political subjects both in their own minds and the minds of the public. In response, the authorities have sought to manage away the diffuse and diverse student activism.
The Russian student magazine DOXA first appeared in 2017, and was initially based at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics (HSE), where it became a platform for discussing police violence, sexual harassment, academic censorship and the precarisation of academic work. The magazine takes its name from Plato’s dialogues, where “doxa” refers to commonly-held beliefs or opinions. DOXA was forced out of HSE for political reasons in 2019, but its founders and editors continue with the project.
On 14 April, Russian police searched DOXA’s office and the homes of several editors as part of a criminal investigation into “involving underage persons in actions that could risk their health”. DOXA said that the investigation came in reaction to a video clip they released ahead of nationwide protests on 23 January, after the return of opposition politician Alexey Navalny.
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