ussr ; control of the ppl ; culture + arts ; clashes w/ artist + gov to '85

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khrushchev's cultural thaw limits were shown by which big boii pasternak book?
doctor zhivago
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this book was an epic set when?
in civil war
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who were undecided about this book?
soviet publishers
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until khrushchev stepped in and did what withou reading?
banned it
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but what happened to novel?
smuggled abroad
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and an edition first apeared in which country?
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in what year?
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what award did the book win?
nobel prizr for literature
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in what year?
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what did khrushchev refuse to let pasternak do?
fly to sweden to get the award
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what was the whole affair a cause of?
national embarrasment
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what was another area where nonconformity wasn't encouraged?
abstract ar
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demonstrated as a pet hate of khrushchev's in '64 when he visited what?
exhibition hall in kremlin to view collection of young artists' work
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on seeing pieces of art he fumed with rage and said what?
'a donkey could smear better art with its tail'
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what did artists do soon after?
ran from exhibition in fear of inprisonment
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but what actually happened to artists?
*billy eichner voice* NOTHING!
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wha tkind of music also made khrushchev mad?
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komsomol groups were employed to patrol where?
streeets and dance halls
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and report on who?
young people whose behavior was deemed unacceptable
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in '61 gov went as far as to hold conference to decide what?
which dance moves were acceptable
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did enforcing the decision work?
nah not even
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hwo did khrushchev's cultural policy reflect his personality?
subject to mood swings
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became less tolerant of what in his last months as leader?
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and what happened to this attitude?
entrenched by successors
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what did this show about brezhnev's government?
patience of their dealings with nonconformist writers
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at what age did brodsky drop out of school?
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and decided to do what?
write poetry
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encouraged by akhmatova what did he do with his poetry?
read it out loud @ secret gatherings
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brodsky wasn't licensed poet under what?
writer's union
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what was he accused of?
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and condemned for what about his poetry?
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became clear @ trial that case was being used to do what?
send firm message to all artists that wanted to work independent of state
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brodsky sentenced to what?
5yrs hard labour in prison
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in what grounds?
he'd produced nothing of value to the soviet state
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yet what was proof times had changed?
used legal apparatus
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who campaigned for his release?
fellow writers in and out of russia
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which was granted after how long?
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then what happened to him?
expelled from soviet union
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what did his treatment indicate despite k's cultural thaw?
limits to what brezhnev was going to tolerate
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in what year?
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when were they arrested?
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wrote short novels that depicted life in ussr as what?
harsh and surreal
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came under attention of KGB despite doing what?
usin psuedonyms
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arrested and accused of what?
anti-soviet propaganda
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under what in criminal code?
article 70
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significance of this case is that allegations were based on what?
actual contents of literary work
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arrest resulted in demonstration of voer how many students?
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from where?
sinyavsky's institute
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and open letter of support fr them signed by how many leading intellectuals?
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over how many letters were sent to 23rd party congress asking to be reviewed?
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trial tricky moment for regime as combined which two threats?
nonconformity + dissidents
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onwhat date were they sentenced?
10th feb '66
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sentenced sinyavsky to what?
7yrs in strict-regime labour camp
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and how long for yuri daniel?
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harsh sentences designed to do wht?
send warning
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gov attempted to control and direct output by extensive system of what?
state subsidies
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and ensuring access to which two things?
radio and venues
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awards and priveliges were given to artists/writers that did what?
served interest of the state
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what could be withdrawn from troublemakers?
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what happened to any artists/writers that strayed too far from what was acceptable?
given talk by government official to pt out errors and warn of consequences
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which was often enough to do what?
bring back into line
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when was solzhenitsyn expelled from writers' union?
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and then what happened to him in '74?
expelled from soviet union
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continued to do what in exile?
write about harshness of soviet life
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and though soviet gov coudln't stop him what did they say about his book the gulag archipelago?
condemn as filthy anti-soviet propaganda
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in '70 what happened to local art galler director in novosibirsk?
sentenced to 8yrs prison
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for doing what?
displaying art by dissident painters
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when did group unofficial artists put on open-air exhibition of own work?
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what did breznhev's gov do against this?
launch propaganda campaign
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and what did the 'enraged public' do?
attack the work
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authorities eventually brought in what?
bulldozers to destroy the exhibition 'a ghost story' style
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gov had second thoughts after what happened at the incident?
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and reported by whp?
foreign press
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and eventually what did they do?
allow art to be put back on display providing it could be patched up
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why was dealing with subversive elements in pop culture more difficult?
underground nature of mich of their activity
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left to whose government to clamp down on this?
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what did they recognise was neccessary tho?
accomodation of some pop music
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and therfore restricted output of songs not by official soviet composters to what % radio airtime?
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commision group set up to do what to rock groups before permission to perform?
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and komsomol once again employed to do what?
patrol streets and report unacceptable activity
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what did these clashed cause?
bad publicity between ussr and west
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but in ussr most artists preferred to do what?
keep heads down / conform / avoid trouble
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more ofthen than not what was general public reaction to culture output from gov?
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what was preferred to more intellectual stimulating work?
undemanding art / entertainment
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nonconformist artists often viewed by general publc how?
self-indulgent and out of touch
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khrushchev's cultural thaw limits were shown by which big boii pasternak book?


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this book was an epic set when?


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who were undecided about this book?


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