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The Russians

Author: Hedrick Smith
Publisher: New York : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An intimate and personal account of contemporary life in Russia. Author examines the life-styles and aspirations of every level of Russian society.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Hedrick.
Russians.
New York : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., ©1976
(OCoLC)559373100
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hedrick Smith
ISBN: 0812905210 9780812905212
OCLC Number: 1909281
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 527 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
The people --
The privileged class: dachas and zils --
Consumers: the art of queuing --
Corruption: living na levo --
Private life: Russians as people --
Women: liberated but not emancipated --
Children: between parent and teacher --
Youth: rock without roll --
The system --
Rural life: why they won't stay down on the farm --
Industrial life: Skoro Budnt: it'll be here soon --
Leaders and led: nostalgia for a strong boss --
The party: communist rituals and communist jokes --
Patriotism: world war II was only yesterday --
Siberia: high rises on the permafrost --
Information: white tass and letters to the editor --
Issues --
Culture: cat and mouse --
Intellectual life: the archipelago of private culture --
Religion: Solzhenitsyn and the Russianness of Russia --
Dissent: the modern technology of repression --
The outside world: province of the privileged and the pariahs --
Convergence: are they becoming more like us?
Responsibility: Hedrick Smith.

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An intimate and personal account of contemporary life in Russia. Author examines the life-styles and aspirations of every level of Russian society.

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