17-19 Oct 08, St. Petersburg (Russia)
|The russian event is established since 2003 and started in Gomel, Belarus. After the event moved to Minsk, since 2006 St.Petersburg is the chosen city. But now here come some bad news: the event is postponed!|
It seems like SPB is a wicked place with some issues going on over there. What happened is a dirty game played by rivals. They bribed the administration, got the funding and permission in order to sabotage the MOS. Its not easy to understand how things work over there, but you might know: power and money is the key and with the right connections, in russia you may achieve a lot. Saint-P artists are boycotting their event, and wrote a letter of protest to the administration. So eventhough we failed right now, we strike back – later. We will keep you posted and apologize if you had inconveniences, but politics are always out there.
Saint-Petersburg: trun(FFTAD), wais(FFTAD), twol, zomb, cobr, petro, ixel, space, koks, truba, brow, maksow, aurs, roof169, sy, dzenik
pour, iork, el paso
The spot and the programm: Saint-Petersburg, pr. Ispitateley 26, Komendantskij pr. metro station. All shows will be on the second day. The first day is mainly to organise the wall.
On the second day in the evening we have afterparty at the club called SINCITY. It`s situated right here, near the wall.
Now we continue with some more history…
During World War II, Leningrad was surrounded by the German Wehrmacht from 1941 to 1944, a total of 29 months. By Hitler’s order the Wehrmacht constantly shelled and bombed the city,
systematically isolated, causing death of more than 1 million civilians in 3 years. This implied the genocide of 3 million Leningrad residents, who had no place in Hitler’s “New East European Order”. Thats history.
The world has changed since back then, and cities in the northern hemisphere luckily only get bombed by cans. Art instead of war! So once again the MOS continues its journey through the wild east and is back to SPB. The event will start thursday with preparation of the walls and working on the concept. Saturday is the main day with soundsystem and performances.
Independent thinkers, writers, artists and other intellectuals were attacked, magazines were banned and tens of thousands Leningraders were exiled to Siberia. More crackdowns on the intellectual elite, known as the “Second Leningrad affair”,
|were part of the economic policies of the Soviet state. Leningrad suffered from the imbalanced distribution of wealth, drained the city’s resources to subsidise higher standards of living in Moscow as well as underperforming parts.|
Such redistribution of wealth caused struggle within the Soviet government and Communist Party, which lead to their fragmentation and played a role in the eventual collapse of the USSR.