Life in the USSR
In this podcast Dr Elena Hore of the University of Essex talks about her experience growing up in Moscow in the 1950s and 60s.
1. Moscow in the 1950s.
2. Increasing productivity - The rewards system.
3. Political education at school - Capitalism vs. Socialism - military training.
4. Soviet propaganda on the West.
5. Living standards, hardship and a deep sense of community.
6. The Cold War as a war of propaganda. The Beatles. The effect of growing contacts between East & West.