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Soviet communal living : an oral history of the Kommunalka

Author: Paola Messana
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Palgrave studies in oral history.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book brings together fascinating testimonies from thirty inhabitants of the Kommunalka, the communal apartments that were the norm in housing in the cities of Russia during the whole history of the Soviet Union. The Kommunalka was perhaps the most important social experiment undertaken by the Soviet regime, having arguably as much if not more of an effect on the outlook of inhabitants than external political  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paola Messana
ISBN: 9780230110168 0230110169
OCLC Number: 639162566
Description: xvi, 168 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 'Uplotnienie' : Filling up White Army, Red Army The Visit to Lenin Like Life In Naples I, Princess Galitzine, a Tenant in a Communal Apartment In Times of Hardship You Have To Make the Best of Things The Black Crow Even the Baltics The Leningrad Blockade The Denunciation SUMMER 1948 The Ambulance, the Dead, the Blind, the Nun and the Others The American legacy Jewish Poison in the Pots The Letter New Year's Eve Celebration Tiotia Grusha, Or How Thirty People Can Share An Apartment The Gulag and the Roslovian smell The Soldier's Ballad Lenins, nothing but Lenins Dissidence The Passageway Room The Prostitute The French Lover Masha L. and the Spirit of the Kommunalka The Englishwoman and the Dealer An Officer in the Strategic Nuclear Forces From Putsch to Putsch Seventeen years after the fall of the USSR, a Happy Ukrainian Two Sisters Through History
Series Title: Palgrave studies in oral history.
Responsibility: Paola Messana.

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