Against the Grain: When Soviet Welfare Ended

Interview with Marianna Pavlovskaya regarding her essay in MAKING OTHER WORLDS POSSIBLE.

Making Other Worlds Possible (Roelvink, St. Martin, Gibson-Graham)LISTEN HERE.

Welfare supports were a fundamental feature of the Soviet Union. But then the USSR collapsed, leaving millions of Russians without either good-paying jobs or state assistance. Marianna Pavlovskaya reveals how Russian families resorted to household and other informal economic practices to cope, adapt, and survive in an era of relentless privatization and neoliberalization.


Published in: Against the Grain
By: C.S. Soong