Vladimir Lenin, icon of the Russian Revolution and father of the Soviet Union, was never short on sayings: “Any cook should be able to run the country.” “Democracy is indispensable to socialism.”
Musical repression Following anti-gay laws, moralistic Russian authorities appear to have turned their aim on musicians.
In the Arab world and in Iran, artistic expression is intrinsically linked to resisting authoritarianism. The wave of changes sweeping Middle East has returned artists, videographers, documentary makers and webmasters to the forefront.
Governing in Crisis