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Alexander Gradsky is undoubtedly one of the most famous Russian artists, he believes that "The Beatles" were for several generations of the inhabitants of our country personification of freedom.
Maybe for our country, "the Beatles' meant much more than for the whole world. Because for us it was a real discovery. It is then up to us, music reached very late, and they are some kind of a roundabout way yet become the property of the listeners. It is both musically and culturally it was a very strong opener. And of course, it affected the entire subsequent history of music, and Russia in particular. But culturally it was much more than, without a doubt, a great band. They were the epitome of freedom in all. They were very criticized in the press. Scold began even before they heard someone. And the fact that they so abused, only paved the way for further national love.