Russian punk first emerged in 1979 with Avtomaticheskie Udovletvoriteli in St. Petersburg. Its development and spread accelerated through perestroika and the fall of the USSR, as many youth increasingly lost hope in the decaying social, political, and economic situation around them and latched onto the slogan “No Future.” Soviet punk set itself apart by borrowing heavily from folk styles and anarchist philosophy. Today, punk poduced inside the former Soviet Bloc remains widely popular and even, in some cases, globally influential. Find out more in this book by SRAS graduate Alexander Herbert.

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Last Tanks in Paris / Последние Танки в Париже

Last Tanks in Paris (Последние Танки в Париже, or П. Т. В. П.) is a Russian post-punk band originally from Vyborg, near Saint Petersburg. The band plays a style of music heavily influenced by bands like Joy Division, and has come to be known for their outspoken political views. They have taken a strong stance […]

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