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Soviet 'easterns'/'osterns'/'red westerns'

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Soviet 'easterns'/'osterns'/'red westerns' by E

Easterns (Osterns), set usually on the steppes or Asian parts of the USSR, especially during the Russian Revolution or the following Civil War. Examples of these include Dauria (1971), The Burning Miles (1957), The Bodyguard (1979), At Home among Strangers (1971), The Sixth (1981), and the famous Soviet film White Sun of the Desert (1969). While some of these are obviously influenced by Westerns, in some cases, the material can be seen as a parallel formation. —Duat