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Friends and fellow historians in St. Petersburg rent out their pleasant two-room apartment in St. Petersburg for the months June and July. Petrogradskaya storona, two minutes walk from metro Petrogradskaya. Stalin-era apartment block, second floor, two rooms, high ceilings, large kitchen, washing machine, all essentials provided. Can be shared by two people. 30 thousand roubles per month, incl. utilities. Please reply off-list to gke@iisg.nl


Gijs Kessler, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam

Re: CFP: Gender and Food in the Late Soviet Period

This is a great idea for a conference. I wanted to alert you to a new book, which can help set the context for the research people are doing in the later period of the 1960s: Wendy Goldman and Donald Filtzer, eds. Hunger and War. Food Provisioning in the Soviet Union during World War II (Indiana University Press, 2015.) The situation of the war years was of course very different than the post war years, yet habits of mind among people in both urban and rural areas were indelibly stamped with the suffering and hunger of the war years.