Mikhail Bulgakov

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Date: 1926 - 1950 [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]

Region: Russia and Central Asia [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|{location3}]]

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]

Medium: Theatre Personal Opinion [[:Category:|]]


Artist: Mikhail Bulgakov


Confronting Bodies: Soviet government


Dates of Action: 1920s


Location: Russia


Description of Artwork: Bulgakov wrote many plays that criticized the Soviet government. "White Army;, or The Days of the Turbins" told the story of the White Army through one family's perspective.

The Incident: All of Bulgakov's plays were banned in Russia except "Days of the Turbins," which suffered many alterations dictated by Stalin's censors. Many critics accused the play of showing the nobility of the defeated army. Another of his plays, "Flight," was also denounced for "misplaced sympathies."

Results of Incident: "Days of the..." was restored after Bulgakov's death. Stalin supposedly viewed it 15 times.

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