Smuggling X-Rays

There were lots of strange stories in the Cold War, but this one, about how banned pop music was smuggled through the Iron Curtin on old X-Rays is one of the oddest. They were chosen in part because they could be rolled up or hidden in other things, and were incredibly light.

Shows how hungry the kids were for western culture, and is also a sort of hymn to the human spirit, that banning art didn’t stop it.

http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/soviet-hipsters-bootlegged-western-pop-music-on-discarded-x-rays.html

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