Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

• Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

The book "I saw rock and roll" Russian photographer Igor Mukhin tells about rock subculture that originated in the wake of perestroika in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.

Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

With 1980 Lens Russian photographer Igor Mukhin grabs all the key moments in the history of Russian culture, from rock subcultures Leningrad Cold War, and ending with political protests in Moscow in 2011.

Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

The book Igor Mukhin, "I saw rock and roll" tells the story of rock subcultures Leningrad emerged during perestroika in the late 1980s.

Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

Igor Mukhin accompanied by musicians and the surrounding crowd, documenting the backstage life of the first stars of Russian rock and the atmosphere changing country.

Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

Prior to the restructuring of the origin of the underground rock scene was out of the question.

Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

At that time, the atmosphere of freedom, even of protest, could only find a way through the music.

"We did not know how the world looks the other side of the Iron Curtain" - said Mukhin.

Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

"The music of groups such as" movie "and" Aquarium ", we endured the roof. I felt that the times are changing, and that I needed to start taking pictures, "- says Mukhin.

Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

At the same time, many people who remember the end of the 1980s, recognized that they could not imagine that in front of them waiting for the collapse of the USSR. But in 1991, around the end has come: and the USSR, and to oppose him rock subcultures.

Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980

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Rock in the USSR: the Leningrad subculture 1980