How Blue was the Notion of the Blue Kerchief?

Painting of woman in a blue scarf

“The Blue Kerchief” performed by Siniy Platochek While romance and love had fallen out of fashion during the onset of the Soviet Union, being widely regarded as facets of bourgeois society, there was a resurgence in courting and the lustful sentiment of mating during the pre-war era. The 1930s experienced a return to traditional family … Continue reading How Blue was the Notion of the Blue Kerchief?

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The Collective Cognitive Dissonance of Soviet Art and Soviet Reality

The era of High Stalinism in the 1930s was characterized by strong Soviet sentiment for industrialization, collectivization, and the escalation of class conflict. However, the results that The Party was portraying to yield to the public were actually a stark difference from the reality of Soviet lives. This was perhaps an attempt to rid Russian … Continue reading The Collective Cognitive Dissonance of Soviet Art and Soviet Reality

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