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“In Search of Melancholy Baby”: Vasilii Aksenov and Soviet Émigré Life in Washington, DC

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

(This guest post is by intern Dylan Ogden, European Reading Room) For many Soviet authors, emigration could be something of a mixed blessing: moving to Western Europe or the United States meant freedom from government censors and KGB surveillance, but it also meant exile from the culture, friends and readers that had initially shaped these …