In 2001, ten years after the launch of reforms in Russia, 54% of Russians believed the main achievement of the reforms was the availability of consumer goods, rather than freedom of speech or the possibility of travelling abroad. A decade later, public attitudes had not changed, and the availability of goods on store shelves was still perceived as the number one priority. The massive trauma caused by scarcity was particularly strong. How it was addressed and in what way it influenced public attitudes after the USSR collapse is examined in a study by HSE professor Oleg Khlevnyuk.
‘This Laugh Is Going to End in Tears’: Exhibition Featuring Russian Artists Opens at HSE Art Gallery
Art works by Ivan Gorshkov, Dmitry Kavka and Danini are on display at the HSE Art and Design School gallery. The exhibition will run until March 22.