Project Summary

Focusing on Leningrad as a case study, this project examines profound changes in the use of public
spaces and the norms of public behaviour effected by Soviet youth during the 1950s and 1960s.
Using approaches of social anthropology and urban studies, it turns to the spatial context of public
actions and helps us analyse the mechanics of the official monopoly over the public space in the
Thaw Leningrad along with the logics of those who tried to contest that monopoly.

Major Publications

The Two Revolutions and Two Component Parts of Political Dissent of the “Thaw” Period // Sociologiia vlasti. 2017. № 2 (29). P. 153–177. [In Russian]

Under the Guise of Overcoming the Cult of Personality: The Unrealised Reform of School History Teaching (1956–1957) // Ab Imperio. Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space. 2017. № 2. P. 93–122. [In Russian]

Unoficial groups of Soviet schoolchildren in the 1940–60s: tipology, ideology, practicies // Ostrova utopii: Pedagogicheskoe i sotsial’noe proektirovanie poslevoennoi shkoly (1940–1980-е) / Ed. by: I. Kukulin, M. Mayofis, P. Safronov. Мoscow:  “Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie”, 2015. P. 451–494. [In Russian]