Pop culture in translation: How ‘Game of Thrones,’ Lizzo, Buttigieg, and more took the RuNet by storm in April

Meduza in English publishes stories about Russia, but much of what circulates in the Russian language — big names, TV shows, political news — isn’t Russian at all. This piece (and similar ones to come) will highlight how viral phenomena that seem fundamentally Anglophone take on new and unexpected meanings in the Russian-speaking world.