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Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Christine E. Evans


This book—the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings—challenges the idea that mass culture in the Soviet Union during the Brezhnev era was dull and formulaic. The book follows the history of Central Television in the Soviet Union from the mid-1960s through the late 1970s and early 1980s. Tracing the emergence of play, conflict, and competition on Soviet news programs, serial films, and variety and game shows, the book shows that Central Television's most popular shows were experimental and creative, la ... More

Keywords: reform, Soviet Central Television, Soviet Union, mass culture, Brezhnev era, media, Mikhail Gorbachev, news programs, game shows

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300208481
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300208481.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine E. Evans, author
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee