About “Far from Moscow”

“Far from Moscow” is a resource designed to promote, catalog, and consider new music from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, together with the Baltic nations (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia). In total, that’s ten time zones!

Our resource is named after a famous Soviet novel, celebrating the heroic efforts of Siberian oil workers during World War Two, an awfully long way from comfort or safety. We aim to support a similar, far-flung diligence on the “cultural front” today.

The site is administered and edited by David MacFadyen (dmacfady@humnet.ucla.edu); it is hosted by the Depts of Comparative Literature and Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

We welcome contributions from all genres, locations, and traditions. Please contact us with media or ideas, and we’ll do all we can to help!

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