'The Tragedy of Property is the story of how Russia came to be as it is: a land of aspiration and anxiety, of challenge and opportunity, and of endless unasked questions. This book must be read by anyone who wants to understand where Russia is headed, and where we will meet it.'

- Samuel Greene, King’s College, London

'In the 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 developments.’

- Alexander Etkind, European University Institute, Florence

Translation kindly supported by the Zimin Foundation.





Updated : 28 September 2018