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Ryan Wauson

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14 March 2017

Remembering Soviet Pop: the USSR's Vocal-Instrumental Ensembles

RuNet Echo

While the West twisted, discoed, and boogied, the people of the Soviet Union were treated to a bland but charming, state-censored version of Western music: the so-called vocal-instrumental ensembles (VIAs).

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