Roots of Soviet Perestroika? Look to Leningrad Rock Club

May 26, 2021 02:44 PM
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At its peak in the 1980s, the USSR’s so-called Leningrad Rock Club was ground zero for a generation of Russians who chafed at Soviet-era restrictions and wanted change. From Russia’s modern-day St. Petersburg, Charles Maynes revisits the club’s legend, and whether the independent spirit that fueled it remains today.

Camera: Ricardo Marquina-Montanana.