Interview with Anton Seyduzov (Mercer Island, WA)

The Zubovsky Project
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Jessica Bachman, Interviewer |

0:00 - Introduction

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Keywords: bus rides; Indian Cinema; photographer; Seattle; Soviet Union; strict mother; Tashkent; Uzbekistan; Watershed

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4:09 - Educational trajectory; traditional school and lessons from grandma

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Keywords: business administration; Central Asia; English; geography; history; public administration; School 17; Soviet Union collapse; Uzbekistan

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8:10 - No intention of immigrating to USA, but plans change

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Keywords: 2006; children; Crimea; draft; Kazakstan; Kiev; Law school; Mercer Island; military service; Soviet Republics; Ukraine; Uzbekistan

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11:37 - Soviet naval service

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Keywords: draft; Navy; service from 1984-1987; USSR; war in Afghanistan

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12:57 - Starting a family

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Keywords: atypical wedding; Bollywood; culture; marriage; raising children; Russian heritage; Russian language; US embassy; US federal government

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17:01 - Becoming involved with the Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association

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Keywords: board member; Seattle; Tashkent sister city program; Uzbek diaspora; Uzbekistan

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18:29 - Career in water infrastructure/ competition for employment

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Keywords: Douglas furs; employment; environment; government jobs; nature; old growth cedar; outdoors; Public servant; watersheds

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20:52 - Memories of Indian songs/ packed cinemas for Indian films

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Keywords: "Amrapali"; "Black Mountain"; battle; caste system; cinema; elephants; film; Indian chariot; Indian history; Indo-Soviet coproductions; nature films; Raj Kapoor; The Tramp; The Vagabond; untouchables

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26:47 - Climbing up to the projection booth; escaping reality through Indian cinema

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Keywords: "Bobby" film; childhood mischief; Dimple Kapadia; foreign films; hollywood; open-air cinema; operator booth; outdoor theaters; Raj Kapoor; Rishi Kapoor; Soviet propaganda films; war films

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33:53 - Earthquake does not stop Uzbek excitement for Bollywood movies

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Keywords: Alibaba and the 40 Thieves, Indo-Soviet coproductions; Awaara; Bobby; escaping reality; faith; favorite actors; hope; love; melodramas; nature movies; Raj Kapoor; Ramesh Sippy; Rishi Kapoor; romance; Sita and Gita; Soap opera; The Vagabond

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36:07 - Singing along with vinyl records; memorable song & dance numbers

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Keywords: Alibaba and the 40 Thieves; Bollywood songs; core values; Eagle Films; family; love; Uzbekfilm

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37:53 - Dubbing Indian films into Russian and Uzbek

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Keywords: Russian; Russian dubbing; subtitles; translation; Uzbek

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39:19 - Watching Japanese and German films/post-war political relations between India and the USSR

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Keywords: Alexander The Great; chess; culture; economic; French movies; German movies; Hindi; Indian exchange program; Indo-Soviet relations; Japanese movies; Jawaharlal Nehru; Lal Bahadur Shastri; patriotism; propaganda; Ruyard Kipling; Soviet Union; The Jungle Book

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45:09 - Summer camp with Indian exchange student to the USSR/ father's friends travel abroad to India

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Keywords: "Karma" poem; Alexander The Great; business trips; Communist Party; fabrics; family values; Gandhi; Hindi; Indian exchange students in the USSR; Indian poetry; komandirovka; Maldives; Rabindranath Tagore

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