Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Leon Trotsky's chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the Stalinist bureaucracy. His music was officially denounced twice, in 1936 and 1948, and was periodically banned. Despite this, he also received accolades and state awards and served in the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR. Despite the official controversy, his works were popular and well received.
The music of Dmitri Shostakovich was brought to the 17th century after the Ring of Fire. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 was used for psychological warfare at the Battle of the Wartburg. It was played in concert with the rockets being fired by the New United States Army at the Wartburg Castle.