Sheila Fitzpatrick: The Dacha-Owning Classes, 9 October 2003
Show More Summerfolk 1710-2000: A History of the Dacha by Stephen Lovell.
Cornell, 259 pp., £18.95, April 2003, 0 8014 4071 8Show More
Socialist Spaces: Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc edited by David Crowley and Susan Reid.
Berg, 261 pp., £15.99, November 2002, 1 85973 533 9Show More
Caviar with Champagne: Common Luxury and the Ideals of the Good Life in Stalin’s Russia by Jukka Gronow.
Berg, 179 pp., £15.99, October 2003, 1 85973 633 5Show More
The Unmaking of Soviet Life: Everyday Economies after Socialism by Caroline Humphrey.
Cornell, 265 pp., £13.95, May 2002, 0 8014 8773 0Show More
“... ran stories on the delivery of grand pianos to Stakhanovite milkmaids. In Champagne with Caviar, Jukka Gronow describes the development in the hungry 1930s of a Soviet rhetoric of cultured living that privileged luxury commodities like champagne, caviar and perfume, though only the last of these came near to reaching a mass public. This is not a ...”