Builders and Deserters: Students, State, and Community in Leningrad, 1917-1941

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CHAPTER SEVEN
Studenty-Studentki

In April 1929 Sasha Limonov, a student at the Leningrad Technological Institute, was put before the school's public court on charges related to his scandalous love affairs and sexually promiscuous behaviour. The institute's student newspaper reported that Limonov's peers were well aware of his carnal adventures. In fact, several of them enjoyed following the example set by the philanderer. One of Sasha's partners in crime, Tarasov, spent a great deal of time in bars consorting with prostitutes (he was also accused of a raping two women). Investigators concluded that Limonov was only one of many miscreants. Alexander Korolev, one of Sasha's friends, although not condoning his actions, candidly offered readers his views on the subject:

A guy thinks in the following way: if I can't get married and if my current age demands some sort of satisfaction, then what am I supposed to do? He gets acquainted with a girl, and in the course of several evenings together tries to "cajole" her and afterwards boastfully talks about her with the guys. And those who think that this is all normal listen to him with delight, relishing all sorts of details, real and imagined, all sorts of dirty bits about an unnamed girl (with whom perhaps this very same fellow had no contact); and everything is recounted with the sole aim of elevating him in front of his comrades. "Look at what happened!" he says ... You know, the fact that some fellows applauded Limonov's actions is a sure sign that this kind of thing goes on all the time.

After much discussion and deliberation, Limonov was expelled from the institute for his "corruptive lifestyle" and Tarasov received a reprimand for "not living up to the standards of the Komsomol" (his case was to be reviewed at a later date). I The Limonovshchina, as the affair came to be known, was one of many well-publicized sex scandals involving students. Episodes involving spousal abuse, sexually promiscuous young

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