Question by The Girl Saiyan/LemonSparklesXD: What was travel like in Soviet Russia in the 1930s and 1940s?
When I say travel, I mean like from St. Petersburg to
What were the apartments like in Soviet Russia (same time period)?
In gulags, could the inmates send letters to their loved ones (like if a man was arrested, could he write his wife)?
Assuming some gulag inmates were sent to fight in WWII, would they be able to return home if they survived?
What were the inmates allowed to do?
Were the clothes warm in Siberia (Vorkuta is in Siberia)?
I’ll come up with more questions when I think of them.
What did the girls wear for school uniforms in the 1920s?
Was there a uniform for college students (because they just couldn’t close down St. Petersburg University)?
Would the students live on campus or off campus (I’m leaning towards off, but I could be wrong)?
Travel: from St. Petersburg to any of these cities (I might be off with the names)
Moscow, Petrozayodsk, Arkhangel’sk, Nizhniy Novgorod
Answers and Views:
Answer by Blonde A
“What were the apartments like ”
in cities – flats (often shared) in old (pre-revolution) buildings, in villages – mostly wooden houses
“In gulags, could the inmates send letters”
“Assuming some gulag inmates were sent to fight in WWII”
prisoners didn’t fight in war
“Were the clothes warm in Siberia (Vorkuta is in Siberia)?”
sure… valenki and tulup
“What did the girls wear for school uniforms in the 1920s?”
it was time of civil war and post war, so mostly people wore what they had (often sewed themselves)
there were no uniform until late 40s
“Was there a uniform for college students”
“Would the students live on campus or off campus”
are you asking about universities? some students lived in dormitories, who was from the same city or near suburbs lived in their flat/home
“Travel: from St. Petersburg to any of these cities ”
Answer by Comrade Good Looking
Travel was virtually non-existent when you consider how strict the Stalinist regime was. The closest thing to travel was being in the Red Army and fighting throughout Europe.
The apartments were quite small. People used to rat on their neighbours just to get bigger places.
No. The gulags did not have such luxuries.
Possibly. It depended very much on what their crime for being to the gulag was. Knowing Stalin this was very unlikely.
They were allowed to work and sleep when night came. Eating was only allowed if you worked hard enough. Gulags were not nices places to be.
They were obviously warm enough to keep the inmates alive, but I’d imagine they’d still have terrible experiences with the cold.
In the 20s, girls had no school uniform.
No uniform for college kids.
They could live on or off campus. University wasn’t a huge concern in those days. Many of them were looked at as bourgeois institutions
Answer by Pavel B
Here is about apartments in Soviet Russia:
My grandparents were living in wooden-hut-dormitory until 1960th in Moscow outskirt.
Here is a lot of photos and articles about soviet life:
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