The 'Soviet Man': evidence that the creation of a new 'Soviet man' still had some way to go

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  • Private housing was never entirely eliminated, even in 1938
  • Privately owned mud huts, which had no 'Red corners' made up 17.5% of the living space in Magnitogorsk
  • In the late 1930s, there was a shift away from barracks to providing apartments for families, as part of the pro-family policies then being adopted

Preferences in entertainment

  • After the cinema, the most popular entertainment was performances of French wresting
  • Attempts to use the circus at Magnitogorsk as…


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