ussr ; control of the ppl ; culture + arts ; stalin / khrushchev / brezhnev

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immediately after wwii there were signs the government were prepared to do what?
allow greater freedom
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when were pasternak and akhmatova allowed to give public readings of unorthodox poetry?
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what was the reaction?
enthusiastic applause
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why were signs of greater freedom quickly dispelled?
eements of western culture were being quickly dispelled
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in campaign calle dwhat?
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what was zhdanov's position?
party boss in leningrad
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in '46 campaign launched to do what?
remove all aspects 'bourgeois' culture fro wes
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heavily influenced by what attitudes?
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enhanced by development of what?
cold war
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classical composer shostakovich subjected to what humiliation?
being called into zhdanov's office to have suitable tunes tapped out to him on piano by zhdanov himself
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what did z tell s?
there's little point in composing music you can't hum
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shostakovich after that incident restriced himself to just writing what
film scores
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what kind of artists recieved greater hope from this policy?
those that wanted to express themselves
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when did this begin?
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were all hopes fulfilled?
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in line with criticism of stalin's 'errors' what works did khrushchev allow to be published?
those that'd previously been banned
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what had happened to isaac babel, whose works were now ublisheD?
shot in purges
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what were younger poets such as yevtushenko allowed to publish?
collections of more experimental poetry
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and what kind of music made a reappearance?
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khrushchev's personal intervention led to publication of which previously banned book?
one day in the life of ivan denisovich
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which recounted what?
terrible gulag experiences (hmmm one can only wonder why that was chosen)
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furhter novels by solzhenitsyn criticised what?
aspects of terror
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where could writers still come up against restrictions tho?
when didn;t fall easily into political context
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sholokhov went as far as to openly describe soviet culture as what?
'grey trash'
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writers began to explore new themes for example?
spirituality / problems of adultery, alcoholism / bleakness of rural life
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what was this called?
'literature of consciousness'
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and was a direct contrast to which previous movement of culture?
socialist realism
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even 'lowbrow' literature was used to do what?
criticise society
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in particular what kind of novels?
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by late '50s nonconformity was starting to have strong impact on what in ussr?
youth culture
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as tehy became tiered with what?
repetitive themes of official output
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instead they became influenced by?
music tastes of west
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urban groups developed that listened to what emergin in west?
pop and rock and roll
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what did they have to do?
smuggle records into the country
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these groups started wearing what type of western clothing?
tight suits and short skirts
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what were they labelled by authorities?
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who described them as?
rude, ignorant freaks
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from '55 this music was broadcast into ussr by what radio station?
voice of america
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what was one popular genre developing?
guitar-poet (jack johnson is quackng)
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who was its leading figure?
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who wrote and performed own work as opposed to?
that sanctioned by state
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guitar-poet typically did which two things?
addressed feelings of individual + spoke to socially alienated
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how big were audiences at underground venues?
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but what meant work could be spreadto wider audience?
tape recorder
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what was tape recorder self publishing called?
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when did brezhnev replace khrushchev?
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what did brezhnev do after khrushchev's so called 'cultural thaw'?
narrow acceptability barriers
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which climate did artists find it easier to work under?
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parameters of acceptability were more clearly defined
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but work still did what?
pushed boundaries of what was acceptable
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official cutlure continued to focus on what?
propaganda and achievements of socialism and soviet state
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how did majority of population feel about this style?
prefered it
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what did many writers and artists find it?
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what did this become known as which parallels much of the rest of brezhnev's rule?
'the graveyard of ideas, openness and free expression'
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- aspects of nonconformity
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by '70s soviet culture had become more what?
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and artists / writers were more likely to get in trouble for writing about what > politicalness?
sexual themes
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what did the school of the village highlight value of?
simple rural life
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accounts often romanticised and featured?
longing for lost world of past
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why gov not like
could be read as critique of current system
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in partiuclar what part?
urban lyf
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what kind of nationalism recieved some encouragement?
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what were writers that took up this theme called?
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who did they alienate?
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and came close to doing what?
criticising ussr
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what was there increasing influence of?
pop music
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what were soviet youth drawn to?
still bangerz from the west
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who emerged as an influential guitar-poet?
vlad vysotsky
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whos songs about what were popular with young ppl?
sex and delinquency
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when was his funeral?
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what did it see?
outpouring grief
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what had he not been for gov?
idea of youth role model
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seemed to indicate growing alienation of what?
young ppl and soviet society
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what was it with elderly politburo members and rock?
didn't understand appeal but knew couldn't suppress
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what was control exercised over?
record production / radio airtime
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but this was undermined by?
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which was available for personal recording distribution in what decade?
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what were three things that artists did to avoid conforming?
emigrate / exile / refuse to work
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however brezhnev years made it easier to undermine gov how?
subtext a la twilight zone
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what did readers and audiences become good at?
reading between the lines
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