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Moscow On The Hudson The film Moscow On The Hudson brings the viewers to the height of the Cold War during World War II In the beginning the movie is set in communist Russia but it soon advances to democratic America The Russians thought poorly of Americans and constantly referred to them as whores with disease This film proves to Americans how fortunate they are to live in America where freedom is not just an unapproachable dream but is a way of life a reality Vladimir the main character is a Russian dwelling in the Soviet Union with his family which includes his mother father sister and grandfather who was a war hero in World War II In the Soviet Union Vladimir is a musician in the circus and plays the saxophone The circus that he is part of visits New York The government poses many restrictions on the group while in America such as to stay away from the subways Times Square Rockefeller Center and Greenwich Village In New York the foreigners are in total awe This was an entirely new experience to them Some instances why this was completely stunning to them were they were able to get toilet paper which was a luxury to them practically anywhere whereas in Russia they may only receive toilet paper when they are told and must wait on a line that stretches for blocks also in New York they were able to go shopping and buy designerwear by famous designers such as Calvin Kline The main appeal of America though was freedom As the Russians receive their last taste of America and its freedom by shopping at Bloomingdales while Vladimirs friend is too much of a coward to follow through Vladimir defects in the department store causing complete chaos Vladimirs decision to defect was an audacious one knowing he would have to sacrifice seeing his family grandfather or girlfriend again and not knowing a soul
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