Flashcards in Test 3 Deck (55):
Who wrote the music for Rite of the Spring?
Who was the founder and producer of Ballets Russes?
Who were the most famous dancers in the early 20th century Russian Ballet?
Name three works by Igor Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring
What famous Moscow theatre was founded by Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Dancheko?
Moscow Art Theatre
Name four plays that premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre between its founding and 1910
Czar Fyodor Ivanovitch
What writer wrote plays which were especially well- suited for the Moscow Art Theatres concept and style of drama?
What editing technique is Sergei Einstein famous for?
Name three Einstein films
Ivan the terrible
Old and new
What was Stalin's nationality?
What was the Gulag?
Main directorate for corrective Labor Camps
What was a kulak?
In what year did Stalin die?
What happened in 1932-1933 as a result of the collectivization campaign in Ukraine?
Whose novel, Mother, is considered the prototype for socialist realism in literature?
Define "Socialist Realism" how did the theory of "socialist realism" relate to its application in art and as a political tool?
The theory that art, literature, and music should reflect and promote socialist ideals
Who wrote the novel, How the Steel was Tempered?
What is the name of the hero in How the Steel was Tempered?
How did the Soviet Union fare in the beginning of the world war 2?
What do Russians call world war 2?
The Great Patriotic war
What major Russian city was held under siege for about 900 days during world war 2?
What city on the Volga River was the site of a major Russian victory in world war 2?
In what soviet city did Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet in February 1945 to discuss the post war future of Europe?
What Soviet leader is most closely associated with the "thaw"?
What was the name of the first artificial satellite to successfully orbit the Earth?
Who was the first man in space?
Yuri A. Gagarin
What Soviet leader is most closely associated with the period of stagnation ?
What physicist and champion of human rights was awarded the Nobel peace prizein 1975?
Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov
Who were the leaders of the Soviet Union between Brezhnev and Gorbachev?
What Solzhenitsyn novel about a day In the life of a prisoner in the GULAG was published in Novyi Mir in 1962?
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Name the five Russian writers who won the Nobel prize for literature
What is the subject matter of Yevtushenkos Baba Yar?
Holocaust and the torture of Jews and himself went through
With what artist did Nikita Khrushchev have a confrontation at an art exhibit at Manezh Square?
Whose trial for "parasitism" in 1964 signaled the end of the "thaw"?
The practice of distributing literature through carbon copies
The practice of publishing works abroad
Who was the editor of Novyi Mir throughout most of the fifties and sixties?
What were some of the contributions to Russian literary culture made by Novyi Mir?
Published previously banned or limited authors
Why were Andrei Sinyavskii and Yuli Daniel put on trial in 1966?
Tried to publish anti- soviet literature abroad
Name 3 of Russia's leading "guitar poets" or bards
What was Vladimir Vysotskys job when he was not singing or writing verse?
What are some of themes contained in Vsotskys songs?
Soviet prison life
Soviet official hypocrisy
Russian daily life
What was remarkable about Vyoyskys funeral?
How many people attended it
How was Vysotskys music distributed throughout the USSR in 1979?
Who was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until the year it broke up?
What 2 Russian words entered the english language as the names of two of Gorbachevs political policies? Meaning?
Glasnost: publicity, make thing more open and transparent
In what year did the USSR break up?
Who was the first president of post Soviet Russia?
Who was the president of Russia from 2008-2012?
Who is the current president of Russia?
What occurred In October of 1993?
Who is the artist who created the new monument to Peter the Great in Moscow?
Name 3 contemporary Russian writers
What is chernukha?
Bleak literature about the negative aspects of soviet life