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Russian Culture in Uzbekistan
One Language in the Middle of Nowhere
Recent political changes in Central Asia, where the United States is replacing Russia as the dominant power, are having a profound effect on Russian speakers in the region. These people, formerly perceived as progressive and engaging with Europe, are now confronted by the erasure of their literary, musical, cinematic and journalistic culture, as local ethnic and American cultures become much stronger.
This book examines the predicament of Russian culture in Central Asia, looking at literature, language, cinema, music, and religion. It argues that the Soviet past was much more complex than the simplified, polarised rhetoric of the Cold War period and also that the present situation, in which politicians from the former Soviet regime often continue in power, is equally complex.
304 pages; ISBN 9781134295722
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- Academic > History > History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics > Local history and description > Soviet Central Asia. West Turkestan
- Academic > History > History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics > History > Early to 1613
- Social Science > Anthropology > Cultural
- History > Central Asia
- History > Asia
- Political Science