Shopping in Beriozka. Consumer Society in the Soviet Union

Zeithistorische Forschungen - 15.07.2013

1. The origins of Beriozka stores2. Beriozka customers3. The social role and public perception of Beriozka stores4. ConclusionNotes 1. The origins of Beriozka stores In the autumn of 1969, the Soviet dissident Andrei Amal’rik published an essay entitled ‘Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984?’ in the British journal Survey. At that time, Amal’rik was actively involved in ‘anti-Soviet activities’. He informed foreign correspondents in Moscow about acts of political repression in the Soviet Union and had previously spent a year in exile in Siberia. His manuscript was smuggled abroad secretly. weiterlesen...

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