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Western entertainment in USSR

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 18 Nov 2006, 21:54
Unperson
Post 12 Jan 2007, 02:04
What sort of movies, etc from the west were shown in the USSR? Some Russian guy I know says he saw an anti-capitalist British film "O Lucky Man!" in 1975 Leningrad. Do any of you Russian members know of other western movies shown in the USSR?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Nov 2006, 22:03
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Post 12 Jan 2007, 09:46
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Post 12 Jan 2007, 21:21
Well, that relates to Soviet programming rather than western entertainment shown in USSR.
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Post 13 Jan 2007, 09:17
If you read the end of the article you see that it say a little about imported western tv programs.

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The face of the Soviet TV began to change rapidly in late 1980's. Soap operas -- Slave Isaura (Brazil) and later The Rich Also Cry (Mexico) -- were purchased in the West and became immensely popular among Soviet citizens. Talk shows and game shows were introduced, often copied from their western counterparts ( for example, one of the earliest Soviet game shows, The field of miracles, was copied from American Wheel of Fortune ). Free speech regulations were gradually eased.

Until late 1980's, Soviet TV programming did not include commercials of any kind. The first Western commercial was aired for the first time in May 1988; it was a Pepsi commercial featuring Michael Jackson.
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Post 25 Feb 2007, 10:54
I realy would like to turn Australia into a miny USSR.
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Post 25 Feb 2007, 11:29
Wouldn't we all...
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Post 25 Feb 2007, 11:45
I don't think Australia can have autarky.
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Post 25 Feb 2007, 12:03
What makes you think that?
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Post 25 Feb 2007, 12:34
Water shortages?
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Post 25 Feb 2007, 12:46
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Water shortages?

Well, we're not exactly importing our water supply, regardless of the shortages.
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Post 25 Feb 2007, 12:50
For now, anyways.

What would happen if the population were to grow tremendously?
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Post 25 Feb 2007, 22:09
Industrialized countries' population doesn't grow tremendously.
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Post 26 Feb 2007, 08:24
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What would happen if the population were to grow tremendously?

Irrelevant. Importing water is economically unsound. If worse comes to worst, Australia would have to rely on desalinated sea-water or treated storm-water.
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Post 26 Feb 2007, 08:32
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Australia would have to rely on desalinated sea-water or treated storm-water.


Too costly economocally to sustain itself.
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Post 26 Feb 2007, 09:58
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Too costly economocally to sustain itself.

Stormwater isn't. Also, desalinating water remains more economically sustainable than importing it.
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Post 26 Feb 2007, 11:57
Desalanating water is still pretty expensive.

Decontaminating stormwater, like sewage, is somewhat costly. Even though they're pretty much on par.
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Post 26 Feb 2007, 13:27
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Water shortages?

This isn't a great reason...
Culture is more of an issue in my opinion.

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What would happen if the population were to grow tremendously?

Why would it?

Such a drought as we are having now can only aid the movement through the desperation of the people - but it is not that bad just yet.
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Post 26 Feb 2007, 14:32
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Desalanating water is still pretty expensive.

And importing how many megatonnes of water isn't?
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Post 26 Feb 2007, 20:49
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Too costly economocally to sustain itself.


That's what they do in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi. Of course Dubai is the trade capital of the Middle East, and Abu-Dhabi has oil. You can make money on breeding kangaroos though.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Dec 2005, 23:28
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Post 27 Feb 2007, 00:16
I remember some american films, especially one about some jazz musicians (can't remember the name). None have left any impression...
But yes, western films were shown.
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