This volume is the first book-length account of Yves Montand’s controversial tour of the Soviet Union at the turn of the years 1956/57.
Author: Mila Oiva
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Political Science
This volume is the first book-length account of Yves Montand’s controversial tour of the Soviet Union at the turn of the years 1956/57. It traces the mixed messages of this internationally visible act of cultural diplomacy in the middle of the turbulent Cold War. It also provides an account of the celebrated French singer-actor’s controversial career, his dedication to music and to peace activism, as well as his widespread fandom in the USSR. The book describes the political background for the events of the year 1956, including the changing Soviet atmosphere after Stalin’s death, portrays the rising transnational stardom of Montand in the 1940s and 1950s, and explores the controversies aroused by his plan to visit Moscow after the Hungarian Uprising. The book pays particular attention to Montand’s reception in the USSR and his concert performances, drawing on unique archival material and oral history interviews, and analyses the documentary Yves Montand Sings (1957) released immediately after his visit.
Obraztsov concluded that Montand fights against war not with words, but by his songs, and that is why he found friends among the Soviet people.56 In this way Obraztsov connected Montand's pleas for peace and humanity with Soviet wartime ...
Author: Mila Oiva
Publisher: Springer Nature
This volume is the first book-length account of Yves Montands controversial tour of the Soviet Union at the turn of the years 1956/57. It traces the mixed messages of this internationally visible act of cultural diplomacy in the middle of the turbulent Cold War. It also provides an account of the celebrated French singer-actors controversial career, his dedication to music and to peace activism, as well as his widespread fandom in the USSR. The book describes the political background for the events of the year 1956, including the changing Soviet atmosphere after Stalins death, portrays the rising transnational stardom of Montand in the 1940s and 1950s, and explores the controversies aroused by his plan to visit Moscow after the Hungarian Uprising. The book pays particular attention to Montands reception in the USSR and his concert performances, drawing on unique archival material and oral history interviews, and analyses the documentary Yves Montand Sings (1957) released immediately after his visit.
Bruce Johnson, Mila Oiva, Hannu Salmi Yves Montand in the USSR: Mixed Messages of Post-Stalinist/Western Cultural ... Simone Signoret to Yves Montand, December 1956 A newsreel was screened throughout the Soviet Union during week 51 of ...
Author: Simo Mikkonen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Despite increasing scholarship on the cultural Cold War, focus has been persistently been fixed on superpowers and their actions, missing the important role played by individuals and organizations all over Europe during the Cold War years.This volume focuses on cultural diplomacy and artistic interaction between Eastern and Western Europe after 1945. It aims at providing an essentially European point of view on the cultural Cold War, providing fresh insight into little known connections and cooperation in different artistic fields. Chapters of the volume address photography and architecture, popular as well as classical music, theatre and film, and fine arts. By examining different actors ranging from individuals to organizations such as universities, the volume brings new perspective on the mechanisms and workings of the cultural Cold War. Finally, the volume estimates the pertinence of the Cold War and its influence in post-1991 world.The volume offers an overview on the role culture played in international politics, as well as its role in the Cold War more generally, through interesting examples and case studies.
This combination of words comprises a topic that discusses Yves Montand's arrival in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from France in December, Soviet newspapers writing about him, and Soviet people eagerly waiting to buy ...
Author: Daria Gritsenko
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Social Science
This open access handbook presents a multidisciplinary and multifaceted perspective on how the ‘digital’ is simultaneously changing Russia and the research methods scholars use to study Russia. It provides a critical update on how Russian society, politics, economy, and culture are reconfigured in the context of ubiquitous connectivity and accounts for the political and societal responses to digitalization. In addition, it answers practical and methodological questions in handling Russian data and a wide array of digital methods. The volume makes a timely intervention in our understanding of the changing field of Russian Studies and is an essential guide for scholars, advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying Russia today.
236 Before glasnost protests about Western media coverage of the USSR were a common source of diplomatic acrimony . ... a program produced by actor Yves Montand that portrayed a hypothetical Soviet attack on Western Europe.2 The Soviet ...
Author: John Van Oudenaren
Publisher: Guides to European Diplomatic
Examines the development of Soviet-Western détente from the death of Stalin to the unification of Germany
One Soviet writer very well . When we began building the new society , he said ... I am interested in the music of Prokofiev , the poetry of Carl Sandburg , the singing of Yves Montand and the situation in Tahiti — and that isn't all .
Marker admired many things about Yves Montand as a performer , but most of all his ability to marry musical ... In December 1956 Montand and Signoret visited the Soviet Union , in the teeth of widespread condemnation of their trip ...
Author: Catherine Lupton
Publisher: Reaktion Books
A critical study of the work of film-maker and media artist Chris Marker.
Gosplan, or State Planning Committee, was responsible for economic planning in the Soviet Union. 3. ... Yves Montand (1921–1991). French actor and singer with leftist convictionswho waspopular inthe Soviet Union. 18.
Author: P. Messana
This book brings together fascinating testimonies from thirty inhabitants of the 'Kommunalka,' the communal apartments that were the norm in housing in the cities of Russia during the whole history of the Soviet Union.
Concerts in Moscow by the French actor and chansonnier Yves Montand in late 1956 created a sensation. ... vast majority of Western visitors decided to cancel their trips to the USSR in protest. Montand allowed Soviet diplomats to ...
Author: Vladislav Zubok
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Among the least-chronicled aspects of post-World War II European intellectual and cultural history is the story of the Russian intelligentsia after Stalin. Vladislav Zubok turns a compelling subject into a portrait as intimate as it is provocative. Zhivago's children, the spiritual heirs of Boris Pasternak's noble doctor, were the last of their kind - an intellectual and artistic community committed to a civic, cultural, and moral mission.
( 1 ) The largest Slovenian daily , Delo , carried in its weekend issue a short report about Yves Montand's ... and he had castigated " Stalinist communism in the USSR and its satellite - countries , saying that the world was now facing ...