Moscow. Disc One of Modern Russian Culture by Lauren G. Leighton. In English. ISBN 1-58269-028-6 (one video DVD). Produced by Slava Paperno. US Copyright Registration Number PA0001390454. $39.00.
Modern Russian Culture is an audio-visual, multi-disciplinary course of thirty-eight lectures on modern Russian culture (from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century) presented in a series of video DVDs with high quality photographic images and CD-quality music and narration. The course was created and taught, in English, by Lauren G. Leighton as an introduction to Russia for undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The lectures, thirty-eight self-running narrated slide shows for an NTSC DVD player (any region), are divided into five thematic units, one on each DVD. Each lecture offers 25 to 30 images with a narrated explanation for each image. Disc One, the frst of the five units, contains six lectures on Moscow: