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The 1980s American soap opera that explains how Russia feels about everything

21 mins | Jul 23, 2022
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A look at the peculiar obsession with “Santa Barbara” in the post-Soviet experience. Surprisingly, an American soap opera is loved by Russians that lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union. Why? They see the whole series as a perfect analogy for their experience through this time. In this article from 2017, Mikhail Iossel reveals why the 1980s show encapusules Russia's sentiments so well.