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“There is No Sex in the Soviet Union…”: Valentine’s Day Special Event (18+)

17 February, 7.30 pm at Rich Mix (35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA) “There is No Sex in the Soviet Union…“ This unintentionally intriguing comment by a Russian guest on a live US TV link provides a playful starting point for a real question.

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“There is No Sex in the Soviet Union…”: Valentine’s Day Special Event (18+)

17 February, 7.30 pm at Rich Mix (35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA) “There is No Sex in the Soviet Union…“ This unintentionally intriguing comment by a Russian guest on a live US TV link provides a playful starting point for a real question.

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Creepy and erotic Russian film posters of the Imperial era

Married by Satan (1917) Director: Viacheslav Viskovskii A witch helps Elena to bewitch a beloved man, and Satan marries them.

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Creepy and erotic Russian film posters of the Imperial era

Married by Satan (1917) Director: Viacheslav Viskovskii A witch helps Elena to bewitch a beloved man, and Satan marries them.

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Obscene music video from the USSR: Faina by Na-Na

Continuing on the subject of music videos from behind the Iron Curtain, we bring you this infamous product of post-Soviet madness 

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Obscene music video from the USSR: Faina by Na-Na

Continuing on the subject of music videos from behind the Iron Curtain, we bring you this infamous product of post-Soviet madness 

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Erotic moments in Soviet cinema landmarks

A detailed portrayal of a sexual intercourse in Soviet underground cinema of the 1980s is no big deal. But sex and erotic moments in the so-called official cinema – box office leaders, produced by the main state studios, – is a rare pleasure. Today we will overview the hottest bits of the USSR’s official cinema and

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Erotic moments in Soviet cinema landmarks

A detailed portrayal of a sexual intercourse in Soviet underground cinema of the 1980s is no big deal. But sex and erotic moments in the so-called official cinema – box office leaders, produced by the main state studios, – is a rare pleasure. Today we will overview the hottest bits of the USSR’s official cinema and

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Sex freaks are after state bonds: The Tailor From Torzhok (1925)

Commissioned by the Ministry of Finance and planned as an advertisement for public bonds, Yakov Protazanov’s The Tailor from Torzhok (Закройщик из Торжка, 1925) turned out to be an eccentric comedy exercising in sexual innuendos far more than the Pre-code Hollywood. The wealthy widow Melanya Shirinkina (Lidia Deykun) wants to marry her lodger – a gullish tailor

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Sex freaks are after state bonds: The Tailor From Torzhok (1925)

Commissioned by the Ministry of Finance and planned as an advertisement for public bonds, Yakov Protazanov’s The Tailor from Torzhok (Закройщик из Торжка, 1925) turned out to be an eccentric comedy exercising in sexual innuendos far more than the Pre-code Hollywood. The wealthy widow Melanya Shirinkina (Lidia Deykun) wants to marry her lodger – a gullish tailor

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NEP is for New Erotic Policy: The Third Meshchanskaya, or Threesome (1927)

If you think that hippies invented free love in the 1960s, you’re wrong. Russia was never particularly marked by high morality, and the Red October took its toll – fantasies of the emancipated mind were at times driving revolutionaries to the extremes. The sanctity of marriage was dismissed, and to get married or divorced became a piece of cake.

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NEP is for New Erotic Policy: The Third Meshchanskaya, or Threesome (1927)

If you think that hippies invented free love in the 1960s, you’re wrong. Russia was never particularly marked by high morality, and the Red October took its toll – fantasies of the emancipated mind were at times driving revolutionaries to the extremes. The sanctity of marriage was dismissed, and to get married or divorced became a piece of cake.

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Breaking Soviet taboos: Merry Christmas in Paris! or The Gang of Lesbians (1991)

This film deserves our attention solely because of its conspicuous title: Merry Christmas in Paris! or The Gang of Lesbians (Счастливого Рождества в Париже! Или Банда лесбиянок, 1991). Was this the influence of the third wave feminism on women’s cinema of post-Soviet Russia? Let’ see. Olga Zhukova, the woman director of Merry Christmas in Paris, produced 5 films

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Breaking Soviet taboos: Merry Christmas in Paris! or The Gang of Lesbians (1991)

This film deserves our attention solely because of its conspicuous title: Merry Christmas in Paris! or The Gang of Lesbians (Счастливого Рождества в Париже! Или Банда лесбиянок, 1991). Was this the influence of the third wave feminism on women’s cinema of post-Soviet Russia? Let’ see. Olga Zhukova, the woman director of Merry Christmas in Paris, produced 5 films

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A Kiss from Mary Pickford (1927): Soviet and American cinemas in dialogue

In the year of the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution, when Eisenstein makes his famous October: Ten Days That Shook the World (Октябрь: десять дней, которые потрясли мир), a frivolous comedy film A Kiss from Mary Pickford (Поцелуй Мэри Пикфорд,1927), directed by Sergei Komarov, appears on the Soviet screens. I find it worth attention

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A Kiss from Mary Pickford (1927): Soviet and American cinemas in dialogue

In the year of the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution, when Eisenstein makes his famous October: Ten Days That Shook the World (Октябрь: десять дней, которые потрясли мир), a frivolous comedy film A Kiss from Mary Pickford (Поцелуй Мэри Пикфорд,1927), directed by Sergei Komarov, appears on the Soviet screens. I find it worth attention

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