Crimea River

Dmitri Shostakovich is a Russian composer whose musical career is entangled with the history of Soviet Russia.  He lived from 1906 to 1975, and in his lifetime saw the Bolshevik revolution overthrow tsarist rule, the Russian civil war, and the totalitarian Soviet State.  He saw the regimes of Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev.... Continue Reading →

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