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Petersburg: Crucible of Cultural Revolution

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One of the most creative periods of Russian culture and the most energized period of the Revolution coincided in the fateful years 1913-1931. During this time both the Party and the intellectuals of Petersburg strove to transform backward Russia into a nation so advanced it would shine like a beacon for the rest of the world. Yet the end result was the Stalinist culture of ...more
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Published January 20th 1998 by Harvard University Press (first published 1995)
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Mar 29, 2016 rated it liked it
p.74 – On Saturday, February 25, 1917, a new production of M. Lermontov’s play Masquerade (1835) opened at the Imperial Alexandrinsky Theatre. The play – very approximately a Russian Othello in that it is a tragedy in which the hero is tricked into believing his wife is unfaithful to him and learns his mistake only after he has killed her – was originally meant to be staffed for the one-hundredth anniversary of Lermontov’s birth, in October 1914, but bureaucratic problems and the outbreak of Wor ...more
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