It is interesting to read about how a small class of people with their own culture fit in to the wider scheme of things. You mention their nationalism, but don’t say much else about any political motivations. Are they driven by politics in any way and how does their nationalism manifest itself? I would imagine they like Putin a lot!
Did rock artists commonly criticize the government in their music while the rock was still underground or was it purely a show of resistance more than criticism? I would imagine that if they continued to voice discontent even after coming “above ground” so to speak, that they would continue to appeal to the counterculture.
Wow, those stats you included on the increase in alcohol consumption between 1955 and 1979 are incredible. I wonder if in your research you read about any theories as to why those numbers increased as much as they did? Nice post!
I love the title of this post! I think its a really important topic to talk about because after the fall of the soviet union the people who were most experienced with “capitalism” such as the mafia and other black market organizations really rose to power due to their knowledge.
I realy liked this post and the pictures you included. I also thought it was interesting that Stalin allowed Gorky to stay as long has he did.
Sean I loved this post! It really highlights this great event!