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- A Soviet Pride Falling Apart
- By Sergei Blagov, InterPress Service, 12 September
1999. Almost a decade after the Soviet collapse, most
schools and many universities in Russia remain in
state's hands. However, the cash strapped federal
government—and eroded by corruption—finds itself
increasingly unable to maintain even a semblance of the once
vibrant education sector.
- The Science Brain Drain
- By Sergei Blagov, InterPress Service, 3 March 2000. The
former Soviet Union, once renowned for its scientific
achievements and for producing scientific talents, is
finding that science is rapidly becoming a lost art.
- Nostalgic for the Soviet era
- By Jean-Marie Chauvier, Le Monde
diplomatique, March 2004. Strong demands to
redistribute national wealth and rebuild at least part of
the old social welfare system are linked with a
re-evaluation of the legacy of the old Soviet Union. A
misremembered past appeals because the present doesn’t
work and the future looks bleak.
- Eisenstein's masterpiece at 80
- By Lionel Richard, Le Monde diplomatique,
December 2005. On 21 December 1925 Moscow's Bolshoi
Theatre hosted the premiere of Battleship Potemkin, the
second feature film from Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein. It
was a state-commissioned film, intended to commemorate the
1905 uprising, precursor to the 1917 revolution. The film
revolutionised the aesthetics of cinema.