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Challenges to Authority

Olga Kucherenko

Olga Kucherenko is the author of Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941–45 (2011). She is currently working on a new project, investigating Anglo-Soviet relations in the 1940s Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Street Children and the Second World War : Welfare and Social Control under Stalin

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...There were several ways in which juveniles could attract official attention to the dehumanising conditions in juvenile reformatories. The most effective, but also most dangerous, tactic was rioting, which occurred with alarming regularity...

Introduction: The Birth of the Soviet Consumer

Caviar with Champagne : Common Luxury and the Ideals of the Good Life in Stalin’s Russia

Berg, 2003

Book Chapter

...The Look from Abroad: Everything Looks Grey In the summer of 1936, a Soviet delegation made a much-publicized excursion to the heartland of capitalism, the United States. Anastas Mikoyan, the Minister of Food Industry, headed up...

The Troops Come Home

Robert Dale

Robert Dale is Lecturer in Russian History at Newcastle University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Demobilized Veterans in Late Stalinist Leningrad : Soldiers to Civilians

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Red Army soldiers would soon discover that Victory Day did not mark a decisive caesura between the wartime and postwar worlds. Paradoxically, as Jörg Echternkamp and Stefan Martens argue, the ‘war did not end with the end of the war...

Making Labourers into Criminals

Olga Kucherenko

Olga Kucherenko is the author of Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941–45 (2011). She is currently working on a new project, investigating Anglo-Soviet relations in the 1940s Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Street Children and the Second World War : Welfare and Social Control under Stalin

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...During the Second World War, teenage labour was an economic necessity in the Soviet Union. Though the Stalinist government attempted to protect teenagers’ rights, the coercive labour policies it enacted and the general systemic deficiencies...

Demobilizing the Mind: Veterans, Politics and Memory

Robert Dale

Robert Dale is Lecturer in Russian History at Newcastle University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Demobilized Veterans in Late Stalinist Leningrad : Soldiers to Civilians

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Demobilization was about more than transporting soldiers back from the front, and providing veterans with housing, employment and welfare. It was a complicated military, economic, social, political and cultural process which involved...

State House

Olga Kucherenko

Olga Kucherenko is the author of Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941–45 (2011). She is currently working on a new project, investigating Anglo-Soviet relations in the 1940s Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Street Children and the Second World War : Welfare and Social Control under Stalin

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...This chapter focuses on the mechanisms of incarceration and everyday existence of juvenile offenders in children’s receiver-distribution centres and jails. As they attempted to maintain order on the home front and clear the streets...

Mass Killing in the Soviet Union

Benjamin Lieberman

Benjamin Lieberman is Professor at Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts, USA. His research interests include ethnic cleansing and genocide. He is the author of Terrible Fate: Ethnic Cleansing and the Making of Modern Europe (2006) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Holocaust and Genocides in Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...The exact death toll remains disputed, but killing of civilians in the Soviet Union rivaled that in any other state in the twentieth century. The deaths came from multiple waves of terror as well as famine, but famine in the USSR...

Market pleasures and prostitution in St. Petersburg

Russian History through the Senses : From 1700 to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In the mid-nineteenth century, elite Russians expressed increasing concern about how slovenly market practices challenged social order in St. Petersburg. Their attempts to construct themselves as modern, a term that they frequently equated...

The sounds, odors, and textures of Russian wartime nursing

Russian History through the Senses : From 1700 to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Kumyshka is an alcoholic drink traditionally used in rituals by Udmurts and is popularly known to for its potency. The sensation of this grain-based homebrew captured the public imagination in the late-imperial and revolutionary eras...

Interpretations: The Stakes of Audience Interpretation in Twentieth-Century Political Theatre

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Translations from Russian are my own unless cited from secondary sources in English. Russian transliterations are based on common spellings in the text and on a simplified Library of Congress system for references cited in the endnotes...