Soviet Life

Soviet Life

10 ( 277 ) SOVIET LIFE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The magazine SOVIET LIFE
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Daily Life in the Soviet Union

Daily Life in the Soviet Union

Examines what daily life was like for ordinary people in the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991, discussing government and law, the military, economy, class structure, housing, education, health care, the arts, religion, and other topics.

Author: Katherine Bliss Eaton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313316287

Category: History

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Examines what daily life was like for ordinary people in the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991, discussing government and law, the military, economy, class structure, housing, education, health care, the arts, religion, and other topics.
Categories: History

Encyclopaedia of Soviet Life

Encyclopaedia of Soviet Life

This is a basic library reference work, a volume of indispensable utility for political scientists, area experts, and policy analysts. It offers a taxonomy enriched by a deep, personal knowledge of the Russian language by its author.

Author: Ilya Zemtsov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351316828

Category: History

Page: 388

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A by-product of the amazing changes now taking place within the Soviet Union is a change in rhetoric no less than reality. Under Gorbachev, the Russian language has been changing parallel with novoe politichaskoe myshenie - new political thinking - with the effect that such new expressions as have flooded the Russian language clash with the less yielding realities of Soviet economy and society. The purpose of this volume is to clarify this dynamic in Soviet life, in which stagnation and decay confront hopes and expectations for liberalization. Zemtsov argues that the Soviet political language is self-contradictory, fractured into polarities of good and evil and thus depriving the Russian language of its basic subtlety, coherence, and inner logic. This work brings to life the Orwellian world of double-speak in a post-totalitarian environment. The Soviet language has two basic components: fictions which Communist ideology proclaims as reality, and realities that are portrayed in the guise of fictions. In this sense, Zemtsov undertakes to do for the Soviet language what the great H. L. Mencken achieved for the American language -show the reality of Soviet life by making plain the fictive qualities of Soviet ideology. This is a basic library reference work, a volume of indispensable utility for political scientists, area experts, and policy analysts. It offers a taxonomy enriched by a deep, personal knowledge of the Russian language by its author. Encyclopedia of Soviet Life is at one and the same time a basic primer of Soviet contemporary politics, a deep portrait of the psychology of totalitarian manipulation, and a sensitive appreciation of the nobler aspirations of the Russian people that is part and parcel of their great language.
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Everyday Stalinism

Everyday Stalinism

Focusing on urban areas in the 1930s, this college professor illuminates the ways that Soviet city-dwellers coped with this world, examining such diverse activities as shopping, landing a job, and other acts.

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195050002

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Focusing on urban areas in the 1930s, this college professor illuminates the ways that Soviet city-dwellers coped with this world, examining such diverse activities as shopping, landing a job, and other acts.
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The Unmaking of Soviet Life

The Unmaking of Soviet Life

The Unmaking of Soviet Life brings together ten essays from award-winning author Caroline Humphrey.

Author: Caroline Humphrey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801487730

Category: History

Page: 265

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The Unmaking of Soviet Life brings together ten essays from award-winning author Caroline Humphrey. Humphrey explores such topics as the mafia, barter, bribery, and the new shamanism, locating them in the experiences of a wide range of subjects.
Categories: History

Jews and Jewish Life in Russia and the Soviet Union

Jews and Jewish Life in Russia and the Soviet Union

The main focus of this book is Jewish life under the Soviet regime. The themes of the book include: the attitude of the government to Jews, the fate of the Jewish religion and life in Post-World War II Russia.

Author: Yaacov Ro'i

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135205171

Category: History

Page: 432

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The main focus of this book is Jewish life under the Soviet regime. The themes of the book include: the attitude of the government to Jews, the fate of the Jewish religion and life in Post-World War II Russia. The volume also contains an assessment of the prospects for future emigration.
Categories: History

Jewish Life After the USSR

Jewish Life After the USSR

Provides up-to-date information and insights on the political, economic, and cultural situation of post-Soviet Jewry.

Author: Zvi Y. Gitelman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253215560

Category: History

Page: 286

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Since the late 1980s, one of the world's largest Jewish populations has faced a unique dilemma: at the very time it has gained unprecedented freedoms, Soviet and post-Soviet Jewry has encountered political uncertainty, economic instability, and resurgent antisemitism. A population teetering simultaneously on the edge of decline and revival, Jews in the former Soviet Union have had to decide whether to take advantage of the new opportunity to revive Jewish life and rebuild Jewish communities, live in the newly established states but disappear as Jews, or abandon their former homes and emigrate to Israel or elsewhere. Jewish Life after the USSR is the first book to study post-Soviet Jewry in depth. Its careful analyses of demographic, cultural, political, and ethnic processes affecting an important post-Soviet population also give insights into larger developments in the post-Soviet states. A fine-grained snapshot of one of the world's great Jewish centers, the volume is essential reading for those seeking to understand the past, present, and future of post-Soviet Jewry. Contributors: Robert J. Brym, Valery Chervyakov, Alanna Cooper, Theodore H. Friedgut, Zvi Gitelman, Musya Glants, Marshall I. Goldman, Martin Horwitz, Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, Mikhail Krutikov, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Yaacov Ro'i, Vladimir Shapiro, Sarai Brachman Shoup, and Mark Tolts.
Categories: History

The System

The System

The System is a remarkable account of the intrigues of Soviet political life, from Stalin's bitter legacy to the power struggles of Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev. 8 pages of photos.

Author: G. A. Arbatov

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0812922743

Category: Soviet Union

Page: 380

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Now in trade paperback, a revealing portrait of life inside the Soviet political system from longtime Kremlin insider Arbatov. The System is a remarkable account of the intrigues of Soviet political life, from Stalin's bitter legacy to the power struggles of Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev. 8 pages of photos.
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Everyday Life in Early Soviet Russia

Everyday Life in Early Soviet Russia

How Soviet citizens in the 1920s and 1930s internalized Soviet ways of looking at the world and living their everyday lives.

Author: Christina Kiaer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025321792X

Category: History

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What did it mean to live as a subject of early Soviet modernity? In the 1920s and 1930s, in an environment where every element of daily life was supposed to be transformed by Soviet ideology, routine activities became ideologically significant, subject to debate and change. Drawing on original archival materials and theoretically informed, the essays in this volume examine ways in which Soviet citizens sought to align their private lives with the public nature of Soviet experience by taking the Revolution ""inside."" Topics discussed include the new sexuality, family loyalty during the Terror, the advertisement of Soviet commodities, the employment of domestic servants, children's toys and Pioneer camps, and narratives of self, ranging from diaries to secret police statements to monologues on the Soviet screen and stage. Bringing into dialogue essays by scholars in history, literature, sociology, art history, and film studies, this interdisciplinary volume contributes to the growing understanding of the Soviet Union as part of the history of modernity, rather than its totalitarian ""other.""
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The Life and Times of Soviet Socialism

The Life and Times of Soviet Socialism

Real-world models and interpretive perspectives on Soviet economic and political theory and practice from 1917 through 1991.

Author: Alex F. Dowlah

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275956296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

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Real-world models and interpretive perspectives on Soviet economic and political theory and practice from 1917 through 1991.
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Cars for Comrades

Cars for Comrades

The large role played by American businessmen and engineers in the checkered history of Soviet automobile manufacture is one of the book's surprises, and the author points up the ironic parallels between the Soviet story and the decline of ...

Author: Lewis H. Siegelbaum

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801461480

Category: History

Page: 328

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The automobile and Soviet communism made an odd couple. The quintessential symbol of American economic might and consumerism never achieved iconic status as an engine of Communist progress, in part because it posed an awkward challenge to some basic assumptions of Soviet ideology and practice. In this rich and often witty book, Lewis H. Siegelbaum recounts the life of the Soviet automobile and in the process gives us a fresh perspective on the history and fate of the USSR itself. Based on sources ranging from official state archives to cartoons, car-enthusiast magazines, and popular films, Cars for Comrades takes us from the construction of the huge "Soviet Detroits," emblems of the utopian phase of Soviet planning, to present-day Togliatti, where the fate of Russia's last auto plant hangs in the balance. The large role played by American businessmen and engineers in the checkered history of Soviet automobile manufacture is one of the book's surprises, and the author points up the ironic parallels between the Soviet story and the decline of the American Detroit. In the interwar years, automobile clubs, car magazines, and the popularity of rally races were signs of a nascent Soviet car culture, its growth slowed by the policies of the Stalinist state and by Russia's intractable "roadlessness." In the postwar years cars appeared with greater frequency in songs, movies, novels, and in propaganda that promised to do better than car-crazy America. Ultimately, Siegelbaum shows, the automobile epitomized and exacerbated the contradictions between what Soviet communism encouraged and what it provided. To need a car was a mark of support for industrial goals; to want a car for its own sake was something else entirely. Because Soviet cars were both hard to get and chronically unreliable, and such items as gasoline and spare parts so scarce, owning and maintaining them enmeshed citizens in networks of private, semi-illegal, and ideologically heterodox practices that the state was helpless to combat. Deeply researched and engagingly told, this masterful and entertaining biography of the Soviet automobile provides a new perspective on one of the twentieth century's most iconic—and important—technologies and a novel approach to understanding the history of the Soviet Union itself.
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USSR Space Life Sciences Digest

USSR Space Life Sciences Digest

CURRENT TRANSLATED SOVIET LIFE SCIENCE MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO
OUR READERS Translations of recent Soviet publication , including those of
specialists in space life sciences , are published by Joint Publications Research ...

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Politics Work and Daily Life in the USSR

Politics  Work  and Daily Life in the USSR

This book illustrates how the Soviet social system works and how the Soviet people cope with it.

Author: James R. Millar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521348900

Category: Business & Economics

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This book illustrates how the Soviet social system works and how the Soviet people cope with it.
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Life And Work In Post soviet Russia

Life And Work In Post soviet Russia

Life and Work in Post-Soviet Russia revolves around the professional and personal experience of living and working in Moscow of a Singapore diplomat, beginning in the aftermath of the USSR's collapse and ending in the first decade-and-a ...

Author: Chris Cheang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811226786

Category: Political Science

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Life and Work in Post-Soviet Russia revolves around the professional and personal experience of living and working in Moscow of a Singapore diplomat, beginning in the aftermath of the USSR's collapse and ending in the first decade-and-a-half of this century.The book seeks to provide readers with glimpses of life in Moscow and Russia in the mid-1990s, as well as in the early years of this century. It deals with not only the sociopolitical and economic challenges of Russia's post-Soviet leaders, but also those facing the man-in-the-street. That the man-in-the-street had to personally bear the brunt of the momentous changes in post-Soviet Russia's rush to reforms is made plain in the book, and not so much the trials and tribulations of his leaders.Life and Work in Post-Soviet Russia also looks to broaden the outlook of Singaporeans, in the first instance, and non-Russians, in general, about Russia, a country which has been portrayed in a negative light by most of the Anglo-Saxon and Western media.This book also gives readers some insight into Singapore's relations with Russia, deals with issues from a personal standpoint without any attempt to inject political science theories into its analyses, and concludes with some thoughts on its future role in the world.
Categories: Political Science

Life Has Become More Joyous Comrades

Life Has Become More Joyous  Comrades

Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies--Alexander Rabinowitch and William G. Rosenberg, editorsContentsInterpreting Soviet CelebrationsPart 1: Soviet Popular Culture and Mass MobilizationParading the Nation: ...

Author: Karen Petrone

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253337682

Category: History

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Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies--Alexander Rabinowitch and William G. Rosenberg, editorsContentsInterpreting Soviet CelebrationsPart 1: Soviet Popular Culture and Mass MobilizationParading the Nation: Demonstrations and the Construction of Soviet IdentitiesImagining the Motherland: The Celebration of Soviet Aviation and Polar ExploitsFir Trees and Carnivals: The Celebration of Soviet New Year's DayPart 2: The Intelligentsia and Soviet EnlightenmentA Double-edged Discourse on Freedom: The Pushkin Centennial of 1937Anniversary of Turmoil: The Twentieth Anniversary of the October RevolutionCelebrating Civic Participation: The Stalin Constitution and Elections as Rituals of DemocracyCelebrations and Power
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Seasoned Socialism

Seasoned Socialism

This collection provides fresh insight into how the Soviet government sought to influence both what citizens ate and how they thought about food.

Author: Anastasia Lakhtikova

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253040992

Category: History

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Seasoned Socialism considers the relationship between gender and food in late Soviet daily life. Political and economic conditions heavily influenced Soviet life and foodways during this period and an exploration of Soviet women’s central role in the daily sustenance for their families as well as the obstacles they faced on this quest offers new insights into intergenerational and inter-gender power dynamics of that time. Food, both in its quality and quantity, was a powerful tool in the Soviet Union. This collection features work by scholars in an array of fields including cultural studies, literary studies, sociology, history, and food studies, and the work gathered here explores the intersection of gender, food, and culture in the post-1960s Soviet context. From personal cookbooks to gulag survival strategies, Seasoned Socialism considers gender construction and performance across a wide array of primary sources, including poetry, fiction, film, women’s journals, oral histories, and interviews. This collection provides fresh insight into how the Soviet government sought to influence both what citizens ate and how they thought about food.
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The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle

Photographs and eyewitness accounts describe life under Stalin and reflect the research for the film

Author: Andrei Konchalovsky

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: UOM:39015060547562

Category: History

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Photographs and eyewitness accounts describe life under Stalin and reflect the research for the film
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USSR Space Life Sciences Digest Issue 15

USSR Space Life Sciences Digest  Issue 15

Title and Subtitle USSR Space Life Sciences Digest - Issue 15 March 1988 6 .
Performing Organization Code 8 . Performing Organization Report No . 7 . Author
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Soviet Space Programs 1971 75

Soviet Space Programs  1971 75

To put it mildly , the discovery of extraterrestrial life , to say nothing of
extraterrestrial intelligence , would have a most profound impact on all aspects of
human life , particularly the space exploration programs of the United States and
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