Pub Date2007
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Overkill: Sex, Violence, and Contemporary Russion Popular Culture

Eliot Borenstein
Cornell University Press

Perestroika and the end of the Soviet Union transformed every aspect of life in Russia, and as hope began to give way to pessimism, popular culture came to reflect the anxiety and despair felt by more and more Russians. Free from censorship for the first time in Russia’s history, the popular culture industry (publishing, film, and television) began to disseminate works that featured increasingly explicit images and descriptions of sex and violence.

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