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Company Towns in Russia: Past and Present

This panel examined company towns that arose in Russia during industrialization in the late 19th century, and those experiencing deindustrialization in the late 20th century. Volodymyr Kulikov compared company towns in the US and in Imperial Russia, exploring the social transformations that took place as farmers, peasants, and migrants entered the company-centered industrial world. Stephen Crowley discussed the current dilemmas of Russia’s “monotowns,” one-industry cities and towns created during the Soviet era that are often struggling to survive in a competitive global economy.


  • Stephen Crowley

    Professor of Politics, Oberlin College
  • Volodymyr Kulikov

    Fulbright-Kennan Scholar
    Project Manager, Industrialization and Urban Landscape of the Industrial South of the Russian Empire, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine.