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Current Research Projects: Filtzer

Principal investigator

Don Filtzer

Institutional affiliation

University of East London

Title of project

Soviet workers and late Stalinism: labour and the restoration of the Stalinist system in the aftermath of World War Two, 1945-1953

Starting date


Sources of funding

Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, University of East London (RAE funding), and
UK Arts & Humanities Research Board Research Leave Scheme (February-June 2000)

Brief description

The project examines the position of workers in industry, construction, and transport during the USSR's postwar reconstruction, from the end of hostilities in 1945 until Stalin's death in 1953. The main topics covered are: sources of recruitment; the standard of living; the position of young workers; enforcement of criminal sanctions against job-changing and absenteeism; the work environment and work relations inside the industrial enterprise.

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Research in Former Soviet Archives on Issues of Historical Political Economy

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