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Russian Popular Culture: Experiments in Consolation and Anti-Glamour

Russian Popular Culture: Experiments in Consolation and Anti-Glamour

An interview with Professor David Macfadyen, UCLA Slavic Department

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Duration: 25:08

Professor David Macfadyen tells us why Russians can’t believe American happy endings, and how melancholy endures against the hard sell of pop and all that’s official. Prof. Macfadyen plays examples from several genres of Russian contemporary music. His website, Far from Moscow, features new music from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and the Baltic countries.

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