Cover Osteuropa 5/2007

In Osteuropa 5/2007

Dancing Around the Red Star
The Russian Disco between Nostalgia for the East and Socialist Art

Ellen Rutten

Deutsche Fassung


Vladimir Kaminer’s Russian Disco in Berlin has achieved cult status. It is an evening of dance for exile Russians and those nostalgic for the East. It deconstructs national stereotypes and plays with Western clichés of Russia. In doing so, the Russian Disco follows the practice of East European artists such as Vitalii Komar & Melamid or Oleg Kulik.

(Osteuropa 5/2007, pp. 109–124)