About that : sex and its metaphors -- Stripping the nation bare : pornography as politics -- Pimping the motherland : Russia bought and sold -- To be continued : death and the art of serial storytelling -- Women who run with the wolves -- Men of action : heroic melodrama and the passion of Mad Dog -- Overkill : bespredel and gratuitous violence -- Conclusion : someone like Putinches.
Perestroika and the end of the Soviet Union transformed every aspect of life in Russia, and as hope began to give way to pessimism, popular culture came to reflect the anxiety and despair felt by many Russians. In 'Overkill' Borenstein explores the lurid and often-disturbing landscape of modern Russian popular culture.
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