Article 8118

Title of the article

PUBLIC COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS ON LIVING CONDITIONS AS AN ELEMENT OF THE SOVIET DAILY LIFE IN 1950–1980

Authors

Gushchin Aleksandr Anatol'evich, Postgraduate student, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), 
alone-87@yandex.ru

Index UDK

947

DOI

10.21685/2072-3024-2018-1-8

Abstract

Background. The living conditions are one of the main quality of life indicators. The housing question is still urgent today in our country. The living conditions quality influences the socio-economic stability in the country. Not only quantity indices but also the perception of living standards is important. The report aim is to follow the public perception of living conditions in 1950–1980 on the base of public complaints and appeals to Soviet and party’s bodies.
Materials and methods. To reach the report aim it was necessary to analyze the scientific works and documents from the State Archive of the Russian Federation and the State Archive of Penza Region. The research methodological base is the
principles of historicism, objectivity and systematic.
Results. Public complaints and appeals to the USSR Council of Ministers on housing problems were analyzed. Statistics of appeals to different power authorities were under study. The range of problems concerning housing problems of 1950–1980 was found out.
Conclusions. In 1950–1980 the population applied to different power authorities to make housing conditions better. It helped to pay power authorities’ attention to the most urgent problems in the sphere of housing and utilities infrastructure, beautification,
quality of life. Being the most important way of solving housing problems, complaints and appeals became an element of the Soviet person’s everyday life.

Key words

housing and utilities infrastructure, living conditions, everyday life, the USSR Council of Ministers, Penza

 

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