From Tue Oct 2 18:14:49 2001
From: “Aad Blok” <>
; To: “Labnet List” <>
Subject: Labnet: Everyday Stalinism—Microfiche Collection
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 15:51:20 +0200
Organization: IISG Amsterdam

[Cross-posted, with thanks, from H-Labor. AB]

From: Willemijn Lindhout <>

Everyday Stalinism: Living Standards, Norms and values Of various Groups of Soviet People in the 1920s and 1930s

IDC Publishers, book announcement, [2 October 2001]

IDC Publishers is is making available for the first time a new microfiche collection that contains archival material that was declassified in 1993. The contents of the materials provide an insight into the socialist society of the USSR in the 1920s and 1930s. It provides answers to questions on the cultural and political interest and economic situation of the ordinary soviet citizen within that period. How much money did a Soviet engineer earn? Did every student read Marx and own a radio? Could an average family spend enough money on food? How active were soviet citizens in socialist political movements?

The archival materials in this collection, now held at the Russian State Archives of Economics (Rossiskii gosudarstvennyi archive ekonomiki—RGAE), were compiled by the Central Administration of Statistics of the USSR (TsSU), founded in 1917. For more information you can visit IDC's website: or contact Tatyana Doorn -Moisseenko