A Contentious Debate About The Role Of Culture In Perm, Russia

“What began as a self-styled cultural revolution is now slipping into a culture war of sorts. On one side is a self-assured elite from Moscow, here to instruct the provinces on what is new, cool and cutting-edge. On the other side are the guardians of a local culture, who feel threatened and belittled by the implication that they are a bunch of rubes.”

Source: The New York Times 11/23/10