Russian Full Circle

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Культура (Culture)

Стихи - Poems

There are lots of video versions of Blok's "Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека" on the internet; here are a few to watch/listen to:

  

Here's a commercial for the Russian internet provider МТС that makes use of Blok's poem. 

 

Popular culture

The "father of Russian punk" was Егор Летов, whose band Гражданская оборона, was popular among alternative music fans in the 1980s. He became a somewhat controversial figure in the 1990s due to his political views, which moved from being anti-Soviet in the 1980s to a seeemingly more sympathetic view in the 1990s.  Nonethless, he and his music continue to have cult status among many Russian music fans.  This video gives you a live performance of one of his most famous songs, "Всё идёт по плану."

 

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