From Russia with Love...via YouTube
If Biting Elbows can make it onto the pop charts, they'll be one of the few (only?) Russian acts to do so. And it seems like we're in a bit of a Russian moment in other areas of popular culture here in the USA: Chekhov is already a hit on Broadway with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, plus Tolstoy is headed off-Broadway in May with Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 being staged in a big re-creation of a Russian nightclub that's going up in the Meatpacking district. In a short time, Belarus-born writer Evgeny Morozov has stirred up a bit of controversy and worthwhile dialogue with his two books -- The Net Delusion and To Save Everything, Click Here -- and numerous newspaper and magazine contributions. Of course New York City nightlife is up-to-date with its own periodic Russian Party organized by NYC promoter Seva Granik. Now if they'd let Pussy Riot out of prison, we could really celebrate.