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Звезда / The Star: Learning Russian Through Film

The 2014 film Звезда (The Star) is a satirical anti-fairytale written and directed by the esteemed Armenian-Russian film and TV producer, Anna Melikyan. While Melikyan’s art house work has won numerous awards and been given positive critical reviews, they have not been box office hits. Such is the case with The Star, which has earned […]

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Русалка / Mermaid: Learn Russian through Film

To the Lake / Эпидемия

Music

Sources to Research Russian Rock

The brief list of online resources has been compiled for those interested in understanding late-Soviet music movements, particularly for rock and punk movements of Leningrad.   I. Resources in English   A. Lecture on Russian punk In the above virtual lecture, Brandeis University PhD candidate and writer Alexander Herbert explores themes detailed in his book […]

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Rock Music’s Rise in Late-Soviet Russia

Siberia’s Perestroika Punk Generation