In this inaugural installment of the Covid-19/po-russki series, anthropologist Ilya Utekhin (European University) describes his "Virus Chronicle Project." He collects daily 1-minute video diaries from Russian speakers across the world during the global COVID-19 crisis. The video diaries will later be edited into a documentary film. Prof. Utekhin describes the project in the first video in English; the second video is a compilation of sample daily video diaries from project participants, in Russian. Prof. Utekhin is happy to entertain your questions about the project--please leave questions and feedback in the "Comments" section of the first video.
About Professor Utekhin: Ilya Utekhin specializes in visual anthropology, anthropology of technology, and ethnography of communication. He is co-curator of the Virtual Museum of Soviet Everyday Life: Communal Living in Russia (Виртуальный музей советскогобыта "Коммунальная квартира.")