Socialist Fun

Author(s): 
Tsipursky, Gleb
ISBN: 
9780000000000
Date published: 
March 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

The everyday lives of youth in the Soviet Union are frequently depicted as having been drab, boring, and relentlessly politicized. In this fascinating new cultural history, however, Gleb Tsipursky offers a much richer, three-dimensional portrait of Soviet official culture and mainstream youth practices. The Soviet state's provision of organized cultural recreation after the Second World War included concerts, dances, movies, and plays, all aimed at using fun to cement support for Communism.