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Back in the USSR: Everyday Life of Soviet People during the Cold War  

Red Heat (1988), with Arnold Schwarzenegger performing the role of a Moscow militia captain, was the first American movie to be granted permission to shoot at the Red Square during the Soviet Union (USSR) era. The USSR was a socialist state that existed from 1922 until 1991 and was the major rival of the United States during the Cold War. The image of the USSR abroad was mainly constructed as being a dictatorship and a villain state with its population living in labor camps. What was the USSR really like? This course will cover the topics of deficit economy and its impacts on everyday life, city and dacha lifestyle, Soviet reading hobbies, the role of women, and the “Soviet Hollywood” from the view of the facilitator who was born in the Soviet Union during the perestroika time and represents one of the last generations born during the Cold War.


Back in the USSR: Everyday Life of Soviet People during the Cold War
Facilitator: Nadezhda Filimonova This class is currently in session.
Dates: 9/9/2019 - 10/7/2019 Day of the Week: M
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Number of Sessions: 5
Location: McCormack Hall Room: 418, 1st Floor

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