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Russia’s New Fin de Siècle: Contemporary Culture between Past and Present

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This volume investigates Russian culture at the turn of the twenty-first century, with scholars from Britain, Sweden, Russia and the United States exploring aspects of culture with regards to one overarching question: What is the impact of the Soviet discourse on contemporary culture? This question comes at a time when Russia is concerned with integrating itself into European arts and culture while enhancing its uniqueness through references to its Soviet past. Thus, contributions investigate the phenomenon of post-Soviet culture and try to define the relationship of contemporary art to the past.

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