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In which we review a book on dissidents, and a novel about literary envy.
If you believe the papers, Russia is in the grips of протестное настроение, which literally means a mood for protest, but which might be better translated as “loaded for bear.”
"Russia's strict state, with a harsh, or, more exactly, cruel law enforcement system... has raised a generation of citizens to match."
As opposition protests rock Moscow, we look at how contemporary artists have interpreted the actions of Russia's riot police.
Start with an Armenian base, drop in some Tbilisi, some Moscow, some Kiev, stir in amazing cinematography and strong political convictions, season with a Siberian labor camp – and voila! You're getting close to the legendary filmmaker Sergei Parajanov.
The secret transcript (in Russian) of Joseph Brodsky's show trial in a St. Petersburg court, at which he was sentenced to 5 years (later reduced to 18 months) of hard labor in the North. Short portions of the transcript are often cited, but this full transcript offers a vivid look at the Kafkaesque Soviet system of justice.
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