Welcome to the final edition of the 20th-Century Russia Digest for Spring 2017. The collective went out on a very strong note and the best of the final contributions are featured in the slider and the top section of the site.
Aside from the being the closing years for the Soviet Union, the late 1980s brought a strange culture movement to the streets of Moscow. The city youth were perplexed as to where they fit into Soviet society and the once largely homogenous culture was being challenged. This culture change sparked into life a group of … Continue reading Soviet Youths Last Stand
Gorbachev was known for being more of a lenient ruler of the Soviets. He issued a number of reforms and policies that were much different from his predecessors, including glasnost and the tearing down of the Berlin wall. With these leniencies, the Soviet people were able to express themselves much more fully, especially with film. For years the …
For my last post, I decided to talk about The Americans, one of my favorite shows currently airing on television. The show follows Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, two undercover Soviet spies who live in Fall Church, VA (not only is that… Continue Reading →
There’s actually quite a lot of sex going on in the USSR and without protection. Although the famous phrase “In the Soviet Union there is no sex” is just a misunderstanding on the part of a participant in a “Spacebridge,” a series … Continue reading →