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About Soviet Cuba: Identities in Transition

A site devoted to the study and promotion of the Soviet-Cuban cultural crossroads. An open space of convergence and exchange of ideas related to the sentimental Soviet-Cuban community (in English, Spanish, and even Russian!)

PHOTO EXHIBITION ABOUT SIEGE OF LENINGRAD OPENED IN CUBA

(Information from Russkiy Mir Foundation) An exhibition of photographs telling about the siege of Leningrad started it work in Cienfuegos, Cuba, the website of Rossotrudnichestvo reports. The Museum of Defence and Siege of Leningrad prepared the exhibition. Its opening was … Continue reading

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Carta a Yuri Gagarin, de Ramón Fernández-Larrea

(Publicada en Cuba Encuentro, 14 de enero de 2002). Ingrávido y cosmopolita Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin: Menos mal que todavía te recuerdo vestidito de blanco, junto a una cosa grande, verde, barbuda, desaliñada y con boina, saludando con cara de ruso … Continue reading

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A propósito de Soy Cuba y las co-producciones cubano-soviético-rusas

SOY CUBA, OCÉANO Y LISANKA: DE LO ALEGÓRICO A LO COTIDIANO. TRANSFORMACIONES EN LAS COPRODUCCIONES CUBANO-SOVIÉTICO-RUSAS     Por motivos diferentes, entre los cuales se repiten las carencias económicas y técnicas (aunque no son los únicos), y con resultados no … Continue reading

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I AM CUBA, RESTORED AND REIMAGINED

By Maggie Sivit for Hyperallergic (Post and image from Repeating Islands)   When Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov was commissioned to make a film about the Cuban Revolution, he set out to make a Battleship Potemkin for the Cuban people. The film he made instead, I … Continue reading

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Soviet writer Eduard Uspensky, creator of world-famous Cheburashka, dies aged 80

Soviet writer Eduard Uspensky, who created the world-famous Cheburashka character, died in Moscow aged 80, his daughter Irina told TASS on Tuesday. Foto: Damaris Puñales-Alpizar   Uspensky was also the creator of many other stories that were very popular, like Three … Continue reading

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Vivienda soviética: de Moscú a La Habana y Quilpué

Fragmento del artículo de Ángelo Narváez, aparecido en la revista La Raza Cómica, de Chile. Para leer el artículo completo, pinchar aquí. La primera vez que se utilizó en Latinoamérica la técnica soviética de construcción de viviendas sociales por ensamble … Continue reading

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They look different, but they are the same brand: Lada is coming back to Cuba

Lada brand returns to Cuba Peter Sigal Automotive News Europe November 29, 2017 15:10 CET PARIS — AvtoVAZ said it would resume exports of its Lada cars to Cuba, starting with a shipment of 344 Vesta sedans and Largus crossovers … Continue reading

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