Rock on the Bones

Obskura film event: ASSA at Pushkin House

Next Tuesday, 9th of February, we are collaborating with Pushkin House to bring you the screening of the ultimate Soviet rock film ASSA (1987, directed by Sergei Solov’ev).

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Obskura film event: ASSA at Pushkin House

Next Tuesday, 9th of February, we are collaborating with Pushkin House to bring you the screening of the ultimate Soviet rock film ASSA (1987, directed by Sergei Solov’ev).

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Tsoi, Drugs and Soviet rock: The Needle and the Kazakh New Wave in the context of late Soviet cinema

[This article was originally published on Vostok Cable] To follow up on the film and music event dedicated to the legendary Soviet musician Viktor Tsoi and his band Kino, Obskura’s editor-in-chief Inese Strupule discusses The Needle (1988), Tsoi’s rock persona, the Kazakh New Wave, and their place in the cultural scene of the late Soviet

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Tsoi, Drugs and Soviet rock: The Needle and the Kazakh New Wave in the context of late Soviet cinema

[This article was originally published on Vostok Cable] To follow up on the film and music event dedicated to the legendary Soviet musician Viktor Tsoi and his band Kino, Obskura’s editor-in-chief Inese Strupule discusses The Needle (1988), Tsoi’s rock persona, the Kazakh New Wave, and their place in the cultural scene of the late Soviet

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: The Spirit of Viktor Tsoi

Legendary rock singer Viktor Tsoi was a Soviet musician, film actor, songwriter and leader of the 1980s rock band Kino. Despite his untimely death, his spirit lives on in his music which remains hugely popular.

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OBSKURA FILM EVENT: The Spirit of Viktor Tsoi

Legendary rock singer Viktor Tsoi was a Soviet musician, film actor, songwriter and leader of the 1980s rock band Kino. Despite his untimely death, his spirit lives on in his music which remains hugely popular.

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Made in Crimea: ASSA (1987)

The first installment in our new section ‘Made in Crimea’ is dedicated to ASSA (1987) – the example of the 1980s counter-cultural cinema and the ultimate Soviet rock music film.

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Made in Crimea: ASSA (1987)

The first installment in our new section ‘Made in Crimea’ is dedicated to ASSA (1987) – the example of the 1980s counter-cultural cinema and the ultimate Soviet rock music film.

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Happy birthday, Viktor Tsoi!

Today Viktor Tsoi would have turned 51. Tsoi and his songs were a symbol of freedom for many people of perestroika generation. He died in a car accident on August 15, 1990, aged 28, but as his devoted fans keep saying until today: “Tsoi zhiv!”(Tsoi is alive).

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Happy birthday, Viktor Tsoi!

Today Viktor Tsoi would have turned 51. Tsoi and his songs were a symbol of freedom for many people of perestroika generation. He died in a car accident on August 15, 1990, aged 28, but as his devoted fans keep saying until today: “Tsoi zhiv!”(Tsoi is alive).

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Six letters about beat: Pre-Kino Soviet Rock

Six Letters About Beat is a 1977 student short film that takes a form of visual “letters to the editor” from people of all walks of life – a conservative couple, a groupie girl, members of an amateur rock band, a sociology professor. The letters attack, defend, justify and explain rock music.

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Six letters about beat: Pre-Kino Soviet Rock

Six Letters About Beat is a 1977 student short film that takes a form of visual “letters to the editor” from people of all walks of life – a conservative couple, a groupie girl, members of an amateur rock band, a sociology professor. The letters attack, defend, justify and explain rock music.

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