Tag: film

Soviet Russia and The Entertainment

The Queen of Spades (1960) was a Russian film that was adapted (the transfer of written work into a film) from the opera “The Queen of Spades and the short story written by Aleksandr Pushkin. ” PLOT: The film, set in the 1820s, follows a man named Hermann, who returns from army service to Moscow and […]

Nationalism, Communism, and the Soviet Union

An interesting movement that slowly emerged over the course of the 1930’s and hit its peak in 1939 was the concept of nationalism in the Soviet Union. As noted in his essay entitled “The New Patriotism”, historian James von Golden noted that the later 1930’s saw a rise in the posthumous rehabilitation of figures from Russia’s […]