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File Under Soviet Bizarre: Vyacheslav Mescherin's Orchestra of Electro-Musical Instruments

It was the closest thing to Muzak in Russia. This is the story of the rise, fall, and sudden resurgence of the music that dominated television and radio airwaves and whose spacey sounds made it the favorite of the USSR's cosmonauts.

2004 / Charles Maynes / Common Ground Radio, Russia

It was the closest thing to Muzak in Russia. This is the story of the rise, fall, and sudden resurgence of the music that dominated television and radio airwaves and whose spacey sounds made it the favorite of the USSR's cosmonauts.


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Charles Maynes

Charles Maynes is a contributing producer with the Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting (FNR), an NGO that works for the development of quality public programming in Russia.


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