•  What About Tomorrow? An Oral History Of Russian Punk From The Soviet Era To Pussy Riot
Alexander Herbert

What About Tomorrow? An Oral History Of Russian Punk From The Soviet Era To Pussy Riot

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Punk arrived in Soviet Russia in 1978, spreading through black-market records before exploding into state-controlled performance halls, where authorities found the raucous youth movement easier to control. In fits and starts, the scene grew and flourished, always a step ahead of secret police and neo-Nazis, through glastnost, perestroika, and the end of the Cold War. Despite a few albums smuggled out of the country and released in Europe and the US, most Westerners had never heard of Russia's punk movement until Pussy Riot burst onto the international stage.

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