Wilson Center Experts

Laura L Phillips

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Assistant Professor, Eastern Washington University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Everyday Life in Revolutionary Russia: Working-Class Drinking and Taverns in St. Petersburg, 1900-1929
Apr 01, 1994
Sep 01, 1994

Project Summary

Examines the main leisure activty of working-class males in early twentieth-century Russia in order to address the increasing separation of work and leisure, the impact of great political upheaval on everyday life, the political implications of cultural struggle and the fate of worker culture in a workers’ state. Investigates drink as a normal component of sociability in working communities.