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Overcoming Communism: The Soviet Underground

Overcoming Communism: The Soviet Underground

Discover the Russian intellectuals who rose above communism in the Soviet Union. Experience the environment of freedom they created inside the totalitarian empire that ruled over half the world. This is the story of today’s contemporary art community in Russia, and how they emerged from the deep recesses of the iron curtain. See how their legacy continues to shape Russia’s rising talent since the collapse of Soviet authority.

“Even for the people who lived within this period of time [period of communism], it always seemed absolutely frantic, without any logic, as a kind of mental hospital in away, because it was so crazy… the artists who used different means of exploring this hell or universe is a unique experience that should be presented and brought into the international community.”  Irina Prokhorova