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Unformatted text preview: (See pages 453-455 of Soviet Experiment) 1970s: middle class becomes more pessimist. Why? o Declining economic performance (consumption and GDP grew, though at slower rates! see p. 467 of Structure of Soviet History and planning3.pdf online) o Middle class materialism: 1950s improvements set the plank higher o Comparisons with the West, though contradictory (367-368) o Comparisons with Eastern Europe Dislike of the system or the regime? What about mood of the workers? Siberiade Connections between the film and what we learned about in class (listed on the board)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2010 for the course ECON 4313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Minnesota.
- Fall '08