The Making of the Stalin‐Era Dacha*

  title={The Making of the Stalin‐Era Dacha*},
  author={S. Lovell},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={253 - 288}
  • S. Lovell
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
As postcommunist Russia began to inventory the perquisites of the Soviet elite, the dacha emerged as one of the main accessories of the privileged class. There was no more high-profile commentary on this subject than Nikita Mikhalkov’s Oscar-winning Burnt by the Sun (1994). In its mise-en-scene this film is a Chekhovian ensemble piece: a family assembles at its country house, but soon the air is thick with tension as long-standing animosities and disagreements are discharged into the atmosphere… Expand
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