oa Lagos Notes and Records - Russian culture and perestroika: an appraisal
|Article Title||Russian culture and perestroika: an appraisal|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of European Languages, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||261 - 274|
|Keyword(s)||Circus tyrants, Classical music, Extreme inequalities of pay, Folk culture, Glasnost, Journalism, Mistreatment of artists, Neo-Stalinist conservatism, Politics, Poor safety devices, Soviet society and Theater|
Following Mikhail Gorbachev's assumption of office as leader of the former Soviet Union in 1984, the country witnessed unprecedented freedom of expression - the cultural side of glasnost. The effects of this were enormous changes, including in reading habits, in film and television viewing, show attendance, musical styles, the quickening of amateur culture and a decentralization of cultural life through the spread of electronic media.
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