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The Things of Life: Materiality in Late Soviet Russia

Alexey Golubev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752889
eISBN:
9781501752902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752889.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is a social and cultural history of material objects and spaces during the late socialist era. It traces the biographies of Soviet things, examining how the material world of the late ... More


Stalin's Quest for Gold: The Torgsin Hard-Currency Shops and Soviet Industrialization

Elena Osokina

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758515
eISBN:
9781501758539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758515.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book tells the story of Torgsin, a chain of retail shops established in 1930 with the aim of raising the hard currency needed to finance the USSR's ambitious industrialization program. At a time ... More


Stories of House and Home: Soviet Apartment Life during the Khrushchev Years

Christine Varga-Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453076
eISBN:
9781501701849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is a social and cultural history of the massive construction campaign that Khrushchev instituted in 1957 to resolve the housing crisis in the Soviet Union and to provide each family with ... More


The Gulag After Stalin: Redefining Punishment in Khrushchev's Soviet Union, 1953-1964

Jeffrey S. Hardy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702792
eISBN:
9780801458514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702792.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book reveals how the vast Soviet penal system was reimagined and reformed in the wake of Stalin's death. The text argues that penal reform in the 1950s was a serious endeavor intended to ... More


Seeking Stability in a Fluid Russia: Russian Citizenship under Putin

Vera Michlin-Shapir

in Fluid Russia: Between the Global and the National in the Post-Soviet Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760549
eISBN:
9781501760563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760549.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter explains how the government's disregard for the new late modern trends shaped Russian citizenship that doomed its policies to fail. Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to normalize ... More


The Soldier’s Body: A Little Cog in a Giant War Machine

Brandon M. Schechter

in The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739798
eISBN:
9781501739804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines soldiers' bodies to look at the diversity of cadres entering the Red Army. In the course of the war, the Red Army had to transform millions of Soviet citizens into usable ... More


Personal tales

Lynne Attwood

in Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081453
eISBN:
9781781701768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter draws on the memories of Soviet citizens themselves, presenting the results of a series of in-depth interviews with people who, between them, lived through the full range of Soviet ... More


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