The Slavic Connexion

The Reception Desk: Soviet Bureaucracy with a Human Face, 1979-1985

December 13th, 2022  •  32 mins 18 secs  •  Download (37 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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On this episode, Lera speaks with Emily Joan Elliott, H-Net associate director for research and publications, about what got her interested in Soviet and post-Soviet history and her particular focus on migration to Moscow and the Priemnaia (reception desk) of the Supreme Soviet--a bureaucratic space available to all citizens for voicing concerns and petitions.