John Freedman surveys the trends and important events in Russian theater from 2010 to 2015. Freedman pays particular attention to how changes in Russia's increasingly conservative political climate and cultural policy have resulted in increased censorship of, decreased funding for, and division among Russian artists. The article also discusses major milestones, such as the opening of the Gogol Center, the closing of Teatr.doc, and provocative productions by Konstantin Bogomolov and Timofei Kulyabin.

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