Wilson Center Experts

Steven E. Harris

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Assistant Professor, Department of History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington
Wilson Center Project(s):
Moving to the Separate Apartment: A Social and Cultural History of Housing in the Soviet Union
Oct 01, 2003
Jun 01, 2004

Project Summary

Focuses upon the social and cultural aspects of the Soviet Union’s housing construction campaign and urban residents’ relocation from communal apartments to separate apartments. Looks at the impact on the way that people shaped their lives and experienced a broader transition out of Stalinism and into the thaw period. Demonstrates that the separate apartment was at the center of social and cultural change.

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