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Relic of the Gulag or socialist welfare?: Thoughts about an orphanage in Southern Russia
Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Institute of Contemporary History. (Arioso)
2012 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 5, no 2, 33-39 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Orphanage No. 7 in Taganrog was one of the former Soviet orphanages that came into contact with the new charity early on, in the form of summer vacation exchanges with Swedish host families. The reality Swedish visitors encountered in Taganrog and elsewhere, however, was not always of the dreaded kind — a destitute shelter for desperate children abandoned by the world — although such a description was at times apt, especially in reference to homes for the mentally disabled. What they found instead were tangible traces and elements of entirely different plans and ambitions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University , 2012. Vol. 5, no 2, 33-39 p.
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History
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Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17808OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17808DiVA: diva2:581764
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Det fordistiska projektet i Östersjöområdet. Uppkomst, blomstring, kris
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2013-01-02 Created: 2013-01-02 Last updated: 2016-10-19Bibliographically approved

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