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Russia at the End of the 19 th Century
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Changing Society 1861: Emancipation of the serfs 1881: Assassination of Alexander II 1894: Ascension of Tsar Nicholas II 1905 Revolution 1917: Abdication of Nicholas II October 1917: Bolshevik Revolution
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Folk Tales and Society
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Folk Tales and Society To instruct, and to entertain Could convey an historical element not found in traditional fairy tales Provide an alternative view of historical events and figures Ivan the Terrible Folk tales, not propaganda
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Pre-Revolutionary Tales Literary fairytales (Tolstoy) Emergence of early cinema--Krylov’s fables Mostly with some element of didacticism Illustrated volumes of traditional tales
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After the Revolution Initial challenge to “usefulness” of the fairy tale in a modern socialist society Development of a new children’s literature corresponding to the new role of literature and the arts: propaganda New stories for a new society; new heroes
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Folk and Fairy Tales for the State The Soviet Era
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This note was uploaded on 05/21/2010 for the course RUSS 2231 taught by Professor Ragland,ka during the Summer '08 term at Colorado.

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