Category Archives: USSR

The Way of a Transgressor

Source: Negley Farson, The Way of a Transgressor (London: Victor Gollancz, 1935), pp. 328, 567 Text: We saw Marseilles at its very best as a colourful sink of iniquity. Cox’s were a bit obtuse in Marseilles (they hadn’t got on … Continue reading

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Laughter in Leningrad

Source: Dorothea Eltenton, Laughter in Leningrad: An English Family in Russia 1933-1938 (privately printed, 1998), pp. 141-142 Text: Lil and l had planned to go and see Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times which was showing in town, and as Sasha … Continue reading

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The Movies in Moscow

Source: V.P., extract from ‘The Movies in Moscow’, The Manchester Guardian, 5 January 1927, p. 16 Text: Since the vogue of “Potemkin” it has been recognised that we must reckon, both artistically and politically, with the Russian historical film. It … Continue reading

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