The Cinema of Soviet Kazakhstan 1925 1991

ARTHOUSE One of the unforeseen but intellectually significant effects of perestroika was the emergence of a legitimate arthouse cinema both in the Russian Federation and in the national republics. The interactions between the Soviet ...

The Cinema of Soviet Kazakhstan 1925 1991

This monograph traces the history of Kazakh filmmaking from its conception as a Soviet cultural construction project to its peak as fully-fledged national cinema to its eventual re-imagining as an art-house phenomenon. The author's analysis places leading directors--Shaken Aimanov, Abdulla Karsakbaev, Sultan-Akhmet Khodzhikov, Mazhit Begalin--in their sociopolitical and cultural context.

The Cinema of Russia and the Former Soviet Union

This volume explores the cinema of the former Soviet Union and contemporary Russia, ranging from the pre-Revolution-ary period to the present day.

The Cinema of Russia and the Former Soviet Union

This volume explores the cinema of the former Soviet Union and contemporary Russia, ranging from the pre-Revolution-ary period to the present day. It offers an insight into the development of Soviet film, from 'the most important of all arts' as a propaganda tool to a means of entertainment in the Stalin era, from the rise of its 'dissident' art-house cinema in the 1960s through the glasnost era with its broken taboos to recent Russian blockbusters. Films have been chosen to represent both the classics of Russian and Soviet cinema as well as those films that had a more localised success and remain to date part of Russia's cultural reference system. The volume also covers a range of national film industries of the former Soviet Union in chapters on the greatest films and directors of Ukrainian, Kazakh, Georgian and Armenian cinematography. Films discussed include Strike (1925), Earth (1930), Ivan's Childhood (1962), Mother and Son (1997) and Brother (1997).

Soviet Emigre Artists

Information provided by an official of the Union House for Artists, Leningrad. 4. Alexander Glezer, “The Struggle to Exhibit,” in Igor Golomshtok and Alexander Glezer, Soviet Art in Exile (New York: Random House, 1977), p. 118. 5.

Soviet Emigre Artists

The blind mendicant in Ukrainian folk tradition is a little-known social order, but an important one. The singers of Ukrainian epics, these minstrels were organized into professional guilds that set standards for training and performance. Repressed during the Stalin era, this is their story.

Soviet Jewry in the 1980s

Artist's collection . 6. Ibid . For more information on Penson , see Yoav Dagon , Boris Penson ( Israel : Herziliya Museum , 1984 ) . 7. Aharon April , Song of Songs Which is Solomon's ( Catalog ) ( Jerusalem - Tel Aviv : Artist's House ...

Soviet Jewry in the 1980s

Contributors. Stephen Feinstein, Robert O. Freedman, Theodore H. Friedgut, Zvi Gitelman, Marshall I. Goldman, Sidney Heitman, William Korey, Howard Spier

Audacious Political Columns Essays and Arthouse Fashion Modeling

When I informed her that the Venona Cables proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Hiss was indeed a Soviet spy, it became clear that she had never even heard about the Venona cables. There was also a time in which that very same resource ...

Audacious  Political Columns  Essays and Arthouse Fashion Modeling

Writing from The Huffington Post, Alan Keyes' RenewAmerica.us, TownHall.com and more debates hot button political issues. From media bias to women's rights, religion to global warming and President Obama to recent headliners Rod Blagojevich and Carrie Prejean, nothing and no one is off limits. As conservative Hartsock takes on the liberal agenda, Russin presents questions and background facts. This, all done with new short essays and color photos featuring both authors and Mint Owl tie designer Chris Cantoya - striking a pose in formal attire, jeans, lingerie or...nothing but a cooking apron.

The Adventures of Owen Hatherley In The Post Soviet Space

That's the Vozdvyzhenka Art House, one of several rather luxurious art spaces in Vozdvyzhenka, an entirely new district of “art nouveau style” apartments, just off Kontraktova Square. Their concrete frames are decorated with thin, ...

The Adventures of Owen Hatherley In The Post Soviet Space

Nearly thirty years after the fall of the USSR, the word "Soviet" should be as meaningless by now as "Hapsburg" or "Hohenzollern". Strangely, though, it endures, as places both inside and outside the former Soviet Union define themselves for or against what happened when it existed. But does that experience mean anything today, or is it just an enormous cul-de-sac? This book tries to find out, through an itinerary that goes from the Baltic to Belarus, from Ukraine to the Urals, from the Caucasus to Central Asia, and in cities that range from nuclear new towns of the Fifties to gleaming new capitals of the 21st century. In this Eurasian post-Soviet space, we try to find the continuities with Communism - if there are any - and the remnants of revolutions both distant and recent. Instead of a wistful journey through ruins, this intends to be an engaged travelogue, a subjective, personal Marxist Humanist guidebook to somewhere that actually exists, but which is constantly haunted by what it didn't become, whether a real Communist utopia or a successful or fair capitalism. In the course of this transcontinental account of what used to be the Soviet Union and is now a patchwork of EU democracies, neoliberal dictatorships and Soviet nostalgic enclaves (often found in the same countries) we might just find the outlines of a way of building cities that is a powerful alternative, both in the past and present.

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

As if their appetite for Western fare had been overindulged, in the late 1990s, post-Soviet viewers were craving domestic ... The considerable number of art-house pictures churned out in the postSoviet cultural space reveal the new ...

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

Russian and Soviet cinema occupies a unique place in the history of world cinema. Legendary filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Sergei Paradjanov have created oeuvres that are being screened and studied all over the world. The Soviet film industry was different from others because its main criterion of success was not profit, but the ideological and aesthetic effect on the viewer. Another important feature is Soviet cinema’s multinational (Eurasian) character: while Russian cinema was the largest, other national cinemas such as Georgian, Kazakh, and Ukrainian played a decisive role for Soviet cinema as a whole. The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema provides a rich tapestry of factual information, together with detailed critical assessments of individual artistic accomplishments. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, performers, cinematographers, composers, designers, producers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian and Soviet Cinema.

Ruptures and Continuities in Soviet Russian Cinema

language and subversive relationship to social reality and cinematic traditions of social drama have been reconfigured in contemporary art-house cinema. The very same films that are often accused of being chernukha are the ones that ...

Ruptures and Continuities in Soviet Russian Cinema

This book, based on extensive original research, examines how far the collapse of the Soviet Union represented a threshold that initiated change or whether there are continuities which gradually reshaped cinema in the new Russia. The book considers a wide range of films and film-makers and explores their attitudes to genre, character and aesthetic style. The individual chapters demonstrate that, whereas genres shifted and characters developed, stylistic choices remained largely unaffected.

Soviet Life

Sovietsky Khudozhnik ( Soviet Artist ) publishers decided a few years ago . ... This venturesome departure of the Moscow Sovietsky Khudozhnik Publishing House had an immediate effect on the publishing world . The Leningrad Artist of the ...

Soviet Life


Soviet Visuals

'Soviet Artist' Publishing House. Author's archive. ... Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence Page 84: Reproduction of painting by Dmitry Zhilinsky/ Courtesy of Sputnik Images 1965 Page Athlete!' 85: Soviet ...

Soviet Visuals

A funny, nostalgic and strange glimpse at life behind the Iron Curtain - from the hit social media account with over 1 million followers WELCOME TO THE USSR PARADE in the latest fashions! MARVEL at the wonders of the space race! DELIGHT in the many fine delicacies of food and drink! REVEL in the fine opportunities for work and play!

Soviet Internationalism after Stalin

Interaction and Exchange between the USSR and Latin America during the Cold War Tobias Rupprecht ... Soviet cinema reflected a longing for authenticity, as did western art-house cinema at the time; Latin American music – or local music ...

Soviet Internationalism after Stalin

The Soviet Union is often presented as a largely isolated and idiosyncratic state. Soviet Internationalism after Stalin challenges this view by telling the story of Soviet and Latin American intellectuals, students, political figures and artists, and their encounters with the 'other' from the 1950s through the 1980s. In this first multi-archival study of Soviet relations with Latin America, Tobias Rupprecht reveals that, for people in the Second and Third Worlds, the Cold War meant not only confrontation with an ideological enemy but also increased interconnectedness with distant world regions. He shows that the Soviet Union looked quite different from a southern rather than a Western point of view and also charts the impact of the new internationalism on the Soviet Union itself in terms of popular perceptions of the USSR's place in the world and its political, scientific, intellectual and cultural reintegration into the global community.

Women in Soviet Film

Prokhorov goes on to remark that these art films “undermined the myth of a harmonious Soviet community ... and gave ... of the film spectrum from the art-house films Prokhorov probes, yet his comedies attempted to raise similar issues.

Women in Soviet Film

This book illuminates and explores the representation of women in Soviet cinema from the late 1950s, through the 1960s, and into the 1970s, a period when Soviet culture shifted away, to varying degrees, from the well-established conventions of socialist realism. Covering films about working class women, rural and urban women, and women from the intelligentsia, it probes various cinematic genres and approaches to film aesthetics, while it also highlights how Soviet cinema depicted the ambiguity of emerging gender roles, pressing social issues, and evolving relationships between men and women. It thereby casts a penetrating light on society and culture in this crucial period of the Soviet Union’s development.

Art in Arcadia

the Gori collection, Celle : a Tuscan patron of contemporary art at his country house Renato Barilli ... London, Barbican Art Gallery, "100 Years of Russian Art 18891989: From Private Collections in the Ussr". Washington, Forth Worth ...

Art in Arcadia


Rocking St Petersburg Transcultural Flows and Identity Politics in Post Soviet Popular Music

Tis targeting of a German speaking audience can also be seen in the DJs' conscious exotization and play on Soviet and Russian ... a party with Russian music from the organizers of Cafe Zapata, the cafe in the Berlin art house Tacheles.

Rocking St  Petersburg   Transcultural Flows and Identity Politics in Post Soviet Popular Music

In this remarkable book, David-Emil Wickström traces the transcultural flow of popular music production emanating from St. Petersburg, a central hub of the Russian music scene. With a specific focus on the post-Soviet emigrant community in Germany and their event 'Russendisko', Wickström – himself a trumpet player in two local bands – explores St. Petersburg's vibrant music scene, which provides an electrifying platform for musical exchange. The findings shed a new light on Soviet and post-Soviet popular music history and even Russia's relationship to Ukraine. Wickström demonstrates the filtering processes embedded in transcultural flows and how music is attributed new meanings within new contexts. This innovative book not only promotes a deeper understanding of the role of popular music in society, it also enables a better comprehension of cultural processes in the second decade after the fall of the Soviet Union."

Soviet Civil Law

7 Spouses living together and their minor children may own only one dwelling house , or only a part of one ... Only art.105 of the Georgian Civil Code allows an individual to own both a dwelling house and a country - house ( dacha ) .

Soviet Civil Law


Soviet Law After Stalin

“ Pravda ” publishing house publishes the newspaper Pravda ( print run : more than nine million copies ) , five other newspapers and 28 journals : Kultura , nauka , iskusstvo SSSR ( Culture , Science , Art of the USSR ) , ( Moscow ...

Soviet Law After Stalin


Transition in Post Soviet Art

The artists who sold received a 60% commission— unusually high for a Western auction house. The painting that established the record was the Fundamental Lexicon [1986] by the Moscow painter Grisha Bruskin. The Soviet paint— ers were ...

Transition in Post Soviet Art

"With an abridged translation of the Dictionary of Moscow Conceptualism."