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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KSU is a seminal Polish punk rock band, originally formed in 1978 in the city of Ustrzyki Dolne. (The name KSU comes from the city code on license plates from the Ustrzyki Dolne area.) The group has been going strong for more than thirty years, with eleven official albums and a slew of pirated and bootlegged […]

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