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LAS 250- Brother - 1 Brother Prof. Olga Mesropova Iowa...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Brother Prof. Olga Mesropova Iowa State University Cinema of Gorbachev’s Russia, 1985 - 91  Diminishing government subsidies of film industry • Films released 1990-98 1990 – 300; 1991 – 213; 1992 – 172; 1993 – 152; 1994 – 68; 1995 – 46; 1996 – 28; 1997 – 52; 1998 – ca. 80 Chernukha : “pitch black” • agonizing or collapsed family immorality, brutality • hopelessness, lack of ideals • depressing visual imagery: overcrowded apartments, crime, poverty, filth, ugliness, disease, desperation, drug abuse, drunkenness, cruelty, and violence  Freedom of speech: “adult” scenes ( pornukha ) 2 Boris Yeltsin, 1991 - 99 o June 12, 1991 becomes the first democratically elected president of Russian Federation  Fall 1991 – disintegration of the Soviet Union  Radical economic reforms: transforming command economy into free market  “Shock therapy,” "economic genocide:" raised new taxes heavily, cut back on government subsidies Russia through the 1990s  Gross domestic product falls by 50% Vast sectors of the economy are wiped out, especially...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course LAS 250 taught by Professor Mesrapova during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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