The "Children of Perestroika" Come of Age: Young People of Moscow Talk about Life in the New Russia

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Index
Academic schools, x, xi, 107n, 185
Accidents, involving children, 20-21
Agriculture
collective farms, 52-53
entrepreneurial projects, 135-39
internship projects, xxii, 128-29, 134-35
state farms, xxii, 53n, 136-37, 143-44
wasted harvests, 66-67
See also Food.
Alcoholism, 158
Americans. See United States.
Amonashvili, Shalva A., 20
Anti-aircraft defense, 119-22, 123-25
Antonov, General, 160
Apartments, 66, 103-4, 110
communal, xviii, xx
multigenerational family occupancy, 170
privatization, 37
shortage of, xviii
Arms industry, 177-78
Army
benefits of serving in, 100-101
falsified medical certificates, xxiii, 7-8, 38, 100, 131, 133, 153-54
life of soldier in, 119-27
military school, 26, 27-28
military wife, 30-33
poor living conditions for soldiers in, 30
Automobiles. See Cars.
Azerbaijan, 126
Baku, 126
Baltic region, 29, 68, 85
attitudes toward Russians, 171
Beriozka, 162-63
Biodynamic agricultural system, 138
Bio-organic agriculture, 138-39
Birth. See Childbirth.
Birthrate, decline in, 21, 96
Biznes, 12n
Blat, 31
Bolsheviks, 114
BOMZH, 104
Bonner, Elena, 70
Border guards, xvii, 23, 28-29
Borka (nickname for Yeltsin), 23-24
Boys. See Men.
"Brain drain," 76
Bread, cost of, 24, 67, 103, 111, 160
Brezhnev, Leonid, 70n
Bureaucracy, 58
Burundi, xxiii
Business. See Entrepreneurial activities.
Butter, cost of, 78
Cake, cost of, 5
Camp, cost of, 20
Canada
agricultural project internships, xxii, 128-29, 134-35
See also Toronto, Canada.
Capitalism, 181. See also
Entrepreneurial activities.
Career
decisions and education, xviii, 6, 7-10
prospects for women, 10-12
Cars, ownership of, 66, 112, 113

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • From Teenagers to Young Adults, 1989-1992 xv
  • Children of These Hungry Times 3
  • Marrying for Love 15
  • Still a Worker 35
  • Some Kind of Justice Will Come 55
  • I Don't like Living My Life According to the Plan 81
  • "Bomzh": No Fixed Address 97
  • I Want to Study 105
  • The Army Was Really an Important School for Me 117
  • Becoming a Farmer 131
  • Going into Business 141
  • I Hope My LIfe Will Have Some Meaning 173
  • Glossary 183
  • Index 187
  • About the Author 194
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