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Communal Living in Russia: A Virtual Museum

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This Web site--an online ethnographic museum--explores and explains a striking social phenomenon: the Soviet "kommunalka," or communal apartment. Instituted after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, the kommunalka was a predominant form of housing for generations. By the 1970s, these crowded and uncomfortable apartments began to empty out in a noticeable way. But even now, when their location the most fashionable central districts of large Russian cities make them hot targets for real-estate... More
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: April 17, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 02, 2010
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Submitter: Slava Paperno
Keywords: Soviet history, housing in Russia, communal apartment, housing, Soviet everyday life, Soviet anthropology, Russia, Soviet Union, communal living, Soviet housing

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Web browser with a plug-in for playing one of these four video formats: Flash, QuickTime, Windows Media, or Real Video. A relatively fast Internet connection.
Language: Russian, English
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