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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

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...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...

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

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...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...

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

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...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

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...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...

The taste, smell, and semiotics of cigarettes

Tricia Starks

Tricia Starks is Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, USA. She is the author of The Body Soviet: Propaganda, Hygiene and the Revolutionary State (2008) and co-editor, with Matthew P. Romaniello, of Tobacco in Russian History and Culture from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Russian History through the Senses : From 1700 to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The late-imperial Russian cigarette was an intercessory experience of smell and taste produced by blend of leaf, method of curing, and marinating sauce. Its flavor was constructed through leaves, sugars, and spices, but also through...

Coda

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

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...While officials boasted about achievements in the prevention of child neglect, the state was busy creating new displaced minors and juvenile criminals through the instrumental use of repression and sheer carelessness. War served as the main...

Coda

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

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...This chapter gives an overview of juvenile correctional institutions during and after the war. It reflects on the overarching themes of the state’s role in the marginalization of children, as well as a disparity between the theory...

Conclusion

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

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...The book dispels one of the most pervasive wartime myths of unprecedented and unmatched state care for all children. Indeed, social control, not children, was at the top of the state’s priority list. Attempting to preserve public order...

Educating through Labour

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

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...The Stalinist regime envisaged juvenile colonies as places of childhood, where youngsters were to be socialized, educated and trained to become productive members of society. This chapter shows that while the reality of wartime institutions...

Introduction

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

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...The Second World War caused a rapid rise in juvenile delinquency and vagrancy in the Soviet Union. The regime claimed to have taken the well-being of all children seriously, giving them the love and protection of a family. Set within...