Dec 23, 2020

Episode #5: The Serf aka Холоп

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Yasha Levine
Evgenia Kovda
A podcast by Evgenia Kovda and Yasha Levine.
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In this episode, Evgenia and I talk about the newest Russian film sensation: Serfa comedy of the Russian oligarchy, by the Russian oligarchy.

It’s a truly funny film and it says a lot more about Russian politics and culture today than its director and screenwriters realize. Russia truly has regressed to the 19th century. Its liberated serfs have become the lords.

—Yasha Levine

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