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Russian Anti-War Rock Music Today

Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion on Russian Anti-War Rock Music Today with Artemy Troitsky.

After the Russian-Ukrainian full-scale war broke out in February 2022 the whole cultural landscape in Russia has changed drastically. The artistic community split up: many musicians fled the country, while others became war supporters. Both in Russia and abroad there’s a new impressive wave of protest and anti-war songs and statements by rockers, rappers and even pop stars.

Artemy Troitsky (b.1955) is Russian journalist, broadcaster, writer and academic. He is probably the world’s best-known expert on Soviet and Russian rock music and youth subcultures. His books include: Back in the USSR: The true story of rock in Russia (1987); Tusovka: Whatever happened to the Soviet underground culture (1990); Subkultura: Two centuries of Russian youth in resistance (2017).
Since 2014 lives in exile in Estonia, writes and presents weekly radio show and podcast on Radio Liberty and several video blogs.

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Event Contact Information:
Eileen Huhn
(212) 854-6217


Mar 06 2023


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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