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  • During Cold War, CIA used ‘Doctor Zhivago’ as a tool to undermine Soviet Union

    04/07/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
    A secret package arrived at CIA headquarters in January 1958. Inside were two rolls of film from British intelligence — pictures of the pages of a Russian-language novel titled “Doctor Zhivago.” The book, by poet Boris Pasternak, had been banned from publication in the Soviet Union. The British were suggesting that the CIA get copies of the novel behind the Iron Curtain. The idea immediately gained traction in Washington.
  • TCM movie alert: "Doctor Zhivago"(1965) 8PM E.S.T.

    02/17/2013 3:59:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 58 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 1965 | David Lean
    Another TCM alert: tonight at 8PM it's airing "Doctor Zhivago". Definitely worth seeing as Hollywood film that actually showed how terrible life was in Soviet Russia. The only thing I don't like about it is its hero cheating on his cute wife with Lara. Otherwise, a truly great film with Rod Steiger stealing the show as the opportunistic lawyer Komarovsky.
  • Russia: CIA Helped Pasternak Win Nobel Prize

    12/14/2006 3:29:23 PM PST · by sergey1973 · 10 replies · 579+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | RFERL
    A Russian literary expert says the U.S. secret service oversaw the publication in Russian of Pasternak's novel "Doctor Zhivago," paving the way for him to win the world's most coveted literary prize. PRAGUE, December 14, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- In 1958, Boris Pasternak, the great Russian poet and novelist, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for what the Nobel committee described as his "important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition." Best known in the Soviet Union for his poetic verse, it was his "epic" novel "Doctor Zhivago" that gained him...