May 18, 2021

Episode #11: Watching American movies in the USSR ft. Boris Levine

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Yasha Levine
Evgenia Kovda
A podcast by Yasha and Evgenia, two Soviet immigrants living through American decline.
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This week Evgenia and I talk to my dad Boris about American movies he watched in Leningrad and the effect they had on him. What’s funny is that many of the films he remembers were clearly picked and shown for ideological reasons — they showed the dark underbelly of American capitalism: poverty, political corruption, criminal syndicates. But the Soviet p…

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