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  1. Minions
    30 November, 2018 @ 8:11 am

    mpire, it became apparent to many Russians that the feudal system that had defined their society for nearly 800 years could not keep pace with the industrialized powers of western Europe (Freeze 201). These nations had begun to phase out the system of serfdom centuries before, and by the 19th century western Europe had changed from an agrarian society to an industrial one (Keen 236-237). In order to modernize Russia, the serfs would have to be unbound from the land. This ultimately led to the emancipation of the serfs by Tsar Alexander II.

    Though the Tsar and many others within the Russian government sought major reform, they encountered fierce resistance from the nobility, who owned both the land and the serfs that worked it. Many nobles feared, quite rightly, that emancipation would equate to the nobility losing land, and in turn, income. Their opposition led to a more moderate reform of serfdom (Freeze 205).

    When Alexander II signed the emancipation into law neither the nobility nor the peasantry were pleased with the outcome. Although they were free, the peasantry were still b

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  2. Robert Walsh
    29 November, 2018 @ 4:50 am

    The Dooley’s an English pop band toured the USSR twice, once in 1975 and again in 1976
    also recording a live album in the Rossia theatre.

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    20 July, 2018 @ 5:52 am

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    5 April, 2018 @ 9:46 pm

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  6. Danuta
    4 February, 2018 @ 10:47 am

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  7. Kailee
    30 January, 2018 @ 12:49 pm

    ___123___Behind the Iron Curtain: Western Music and the Soviet Collapse – Pass the Vodka, Comrades___123___

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  8. A New Chapter! 6 Proven Russian E-book Resources to Improve Your Russian | FluentU Russian
    10 January, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

    […] has a rich culture, and Russians are extremely proud of their authors and poets. Remember that Russian didn’t have access to most foreign influences until the demise of communism in the early 1990s, which is why all Russians are very well-versed in […]

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    8 January, 2018 @ 5:27 am

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  10. Sztuka Wolności XII: Marsz ku Wolności » Obiektywizm.pl
    3 December, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

    […] Z ciekawostek historycznych – w wywiadzie dla Joe Rogan’a James Hetfield z Metallici wspominał swój koncert w Moskwie z 1991 roku, podczas upadania bloku wschodniego. Mówił, że po tym, jak zespół zagrał kilka utworów, milicjanci obstawiający widowisko zaczęli ściągać mundury i tańczyć razem z ponad milionowym tłumem: „Podziwialiśmy transformację zamkniętego społeczeństwa do wolności, tuż przed nami”. Podczas bankructwa materialnego i duchowego wschodniej kurtyny otworzyło się okno możliwości, które zaczęli wykorzystywać artyści z zachodu [#]. Pierwszym prawicowym artystą z zachodu, o jakim mi wiadomo, który zagrał większy koncert w Związku Radzieckim, był Yngwie J. Malmsteen, w Leningradzie w 1989 roku. Jednymi z pierwszych zachodnich artystów, którzy grali w ZSRR były zespoły hard rockowe i metalowe (Uriah Heep ’87, Scorpions ’88, Malmsteen ’89), a jednym z pierwszych zespołów, jaki zagrał trasę koncertową w bloku wschodnim (choć z wyłączeniem samego ZSRR), byli Iron Maiden w 1984. [#] […]

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    29 August, 2017 @ 2:47 pm

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  12. Manushree
    29 August, 2017 @ 5:12 am

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    27 June, 2017 @ 6:37 am

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    4 January, 2017 @ 2:21 am

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    1 November, 2016 @ 4:53 am

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  16. Carlos Cea Ahumada
    18 May, 2016 @ 10:26 pm

    Uriah Heep was the first western rock band played in URSS 1987 with a lot of success.

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  17. ryandellinger
    10 December, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

    Curious that the Russians would blacklist entire bands instead of individual songs… Not all of AC/DC is violence and neofascism, and not all of Tina Turner’s songs are about sex. I wonder if this is still an attempt to control what people listen to but in a roundabout, indirect manner.

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  18. mikegancio
    10 December, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

    That picture of the banned rock groups is awesome. Banning Van Halen for “anti-Soviet propaganda” is just too good. It’s a problem when your government is intimidated by Van Halen.

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  19. Alex Apollonio
    10 December, 2014 @ 11:23 am

    Great coverage of a topic that is often overlooked. The list of forbidden music was particularly interesting. (Usually, I don’t think of Kiss as particularly nationalistic) In many historical cases, cultural influences have inspired more change than anything overtly political.

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  20. annapope
    8 December, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

    Very nice post, I really liked primary source image of the “blacklist”, and thanks for including the English translation!

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  21. rkw15
    8 December, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

    Great post on rock n’ roll in Russia. This is a great followup to the posts a couple of weeks ago about Rock n’ Roll in Russia in the 1960’s and 70’s.

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  22. Jimmy Jewett
    8 December, 2014 @ 9:14 pm

    I find it super fascinating when social trends foreshadow coming events, such as the fall of the Soviet Union. It seems that the exchange of ideas across cultures is the best way to keep citizens happy, something the Soviet Union began to realize during the 1980s.

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