massive literature on Russian history, Trudolyubov’s book is unique
in presenting the long and tortured story of Russian property
arrangements in one coherent narrative. From land communes to
communal apartments to late Soviet condominiums to the exorbitant
inequality that is characteristic of contemporary Russia, we feel a
bizarre, contingent logic to these twisted and often inverse
Translation kindly supported by the Zimin Foundation.
Updated : 28 September 2018