The Terrifying Mimicry of Samizdat

@article{Oushakine2001TheTM,
  title={The Terrifying Mimicry of Samizdat},
  author={Serguei Alex. Oushakine},
  journal={Public Culture},
  year={2001},
  volume={13},
  pages={191 - 214}
}
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