Publisher description for Pop culture Russia! : media, arts, and lifestyle / Birgit Beumers.

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Pop music is only one aspect of contemporary Russian culture that has taken some unexpected turns in the chaotic aftermath of the Soviet Union's collapse. Television and advertising, theater and cinema, athletics and religion, even fashion and food now reflect more exposure to the West, yet remain in essence distinctively Russian.

Pop Culture Russia!</I> introduces readers to the fascinating, often surprising, post-Soviet cultural landscape. With chapters on media, the arts, recreation, religion, and consumerism, the book offers an insightful survey of Russian mass culture from the death of Stalin in 1953 to the present, exploring the historical significance of important events and trends, as well as the social and political contexts from which they emerged.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Popular culture -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Popular culture -- Soviet Union -- History.
Mass media -- Russia (Federation) -- History.