Russian Science Fiction and Fantasy

Russian Science Fiction And Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy have been part of mainstream Russian literature since the 19th century. Russian fantasy developed from the centuries-old traditions of Russian mythology and folklore. Russian science fiction emerged in the mid-19th century and rose to its golden age during Soviet era, both in literature and cinema. With the fall of Iron Curtain, modern Russia experienced a renaissance of fantasy.

In Russian language, fantasy, science fiction, horror and all other related genres are considered a part of a larger umbrella term, fantastika (rus. фантастика), roughly equivalent to "speculative fiction", and are less divided than in the West.

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