Popular gay soviet music videos
The very wording of the document evoked some of the darkest memories of the Soviet past, when homosexuality was punished by law and ostracised by society. The watershed event marked the beginning of new and uncertain times for sexual minorities — and the return of an almost forgotten state monopoly on private life. Sex of all varieties dominated public life in s Russia. It was all over the TV, where popular evening talk show About That stole the thunder from politics, and in the streets, where adult shops and overly explicit billboards replaced propaganda posters. Sex was in the air.
Music of the Soviet Union
When Russia came out: ten gay music videos from the fabulous s — The Calvert Journal
Music of the Soviet Union varied in many genres and epochs. The majority of it was considered to be part of the Russian culture , but other national cultures from the Republics of the Soviet Union made significant contributions as well. The Soviet state supported musical institutions, but also carried out content censorship. According to Lenin , "Every artist, everyone who considers himself an artist, has the right to create freely according to his ideal, independently of everything. However, we are Communists and we must not stand with folded hands and let chaos develop as it pleases. We must systemically guide this process and form its result.
Recorded in and , it was first released in by the band's label Singing Ringing in collaboration with Red Rhino in double cassette format. The packaging was elaborate and very labour-intensive to create; the cassettes sat inside a sculpted, clear-glazed ceramic box with a short length of twine with a hand-painted stick on the end sticking out of the bottom. A seabird feather gathered from the beach at Seascale one mile from the Sellafield nuclear reactor was stuck through a hole in each side of the box, held in place with sealing wax, which held the cassettes in. The inserts included a parody of the American flag with mini- hammer and sickles in place of the stars silk-screened on muslin , a piece of paper with art silk-screened on it, and a professionally printed sheet of paper with the track list and various sets of instructions for use of the package in English, Spanish and French, with most of them obviously being jokes "Remove feather by melting wax seal.