Viktor Tsoi, Rock & Roll and the Soviet State: 30 Years Since the Death of the USSR’s Ultimate Rock Icon

Viktor Tsoi, Rock & Roll and the Soviet State: 30 Years Since the Death of the USSR’s Ultimate Rock Icon

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - Saturday, September 24, 2022

A three-day international conference on the cultural legacy of Viktor Tsoi, Russia’s most influential and enduring rock star, commemorating 30 years since his tragic death. The goal of this conference is to assess the legacy of the USSR’s greatest rock star; to evaluate the role of Viktor Tsoi and rock music in general played in the collapse of the Soviet state; and to educate students, faculty and the community at large about the nature and power of popular music in the late Soviet period.

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