History & Memory

Since the mid-1990s, the Center has been studying Soviet institutions and practices, as well as its transformations in the post-socialist context. The researchers at CISR conducted several historical and sociological studies focused on the Soviet communal apartments, noblemen in the Soviet city, factory dynasties in the Soviet and post-Soviet society, complaints of Soviet citizens, Soviet holidays and teaching history in school.


One of the most important publications in this field is a book by Sofia Chuikina “Dvoryanskaya pamyat’: “byvshie” v sovetskom gorode (Leningrad, 1920-30-e gody)” (St. Petersburg: Publishing house of the European University, 2006. 259 p.).