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Cracks in the Iron Closet: Travels in Gay and Lesbian Russia
by David Tuller
David Tuller provides the first look into the emotional and sexual lives of Russian lesbians and gays and the pervasive influence of the state on gay life. Part travelogue, part social history, and part journalistic inquiry, the book challenges our assumptions about what it means to be gay. The book also explores key issues in Russia and Soviet life, including concepts of ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published November 24th 1997 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1996)
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An exceptionally insightful and surprisingly multifaceted book, written not long after the end of the Cold War, which finds new and chilling relevance in the face of current developments in LGBT Russia. If there's ever been a time for Mr Tuller's work to be revisited, it's now.