On Living Through Soviet Russia
Edited by Daniel Bertaux, Anna Rotkirch, Paul Thompson
Routledge – 2002 – 288 pages
For a period of over seventy years after the 1917 revolutions in Russia, talking about the past, either political or personal, became dangerous. The new policy of glasnost at the end of the 1980s resulted in a flood of reminiscence, almost nightly on television and more formally collected by new Russian oral history groups and western researchers. This book is a fascinating collection of life stories and family history interview material collected by the editors and two Russian groups of interviewers.