Tag: Urbanization

The Khrushchev Slums

One of the most noteworthy aspects of everyday Soviet life was the nature of their homes. While Westerners normally lived in single family houses and apartments, only about a third of Soviet families lived in single family homes. Just over half of the Soviet population lived in apartments, and about half of that portion lived in communal […]

Khrushchev Slums

Khrushchev wrote in his memoirs that the lack of housing for his people was a major concern of his. While in power, he devised a new housing plan that took place throughout the 1950s that revolved mostly on apartment buildings being built as quickly as possible. The investment on housing construction in the late ‘50s … Continue reading Khrushchev Slums