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"Yurii Gagarin, Son of Russia" Palekh box honoring the first cosmonaut

“Yurii Gagarin, Son of Russia” Palekh box honoring the first cosmonaut http://soviethistory.macalester.edu

Generational struggles, the space race, crisis in Czechoslovakia, and the shift in leadership from Khrushchev to Brezhnev defined the Soviet sixties.  This week we will use the modules on 1961 and 1968 from Seventeen Moments in Soviet History.  Please also consult and use the Current Digest of the Soviet Press and cite the articles you use from this collection. Feel free to explore any other relevant topic from this period as well. There are good suggestions for primary materials on the Soviet History Resources page.

G. Iorsh: Madonna and Child (1970) CROCODILE satirizes the decline of gallantry, when men do not even yield their subway seats to the Madonna with her child. The sign behind the men to the left reads: Seats for passengers with children. http://soviethistory.macalester.edu/index.php?page=subject&show=images&SubjectID=1968burden&Year=1968&navi=byYear

G. Iorsh: Madonna and Child (1970)
CROCODILE satirizes the decline of gallantry, when men do not even yield their subway seats to the Madonna with her child. The sign behind the men to the left reads: Seats for passengers with children.

Chapter 13 of the Freeze text may be helpful as well. You may focus on an event, a development or an individual. Your post should use (and cite) primary sources (texts, music, or images). You may also use a particular image or primary document as a focal point for your post.

Image sources:

http://soviethistory.macalester.edu/index.php?page=subject&show=images&SubjectID=1968burden&Year=1968&navi=byYear

http://soviethistory.macalester.edu/index.php?page=subject&show=essay&SubjectID=1961gagarin&Year=1961&navi=byYear

A. Nelson

I am a historian of Russia with expertise in cultural history and emerging interests in animal studies and environmental history. My current research projects include studies of the Soviet space dogs, the significance of the Belyaev fox domestication project, and the cultural implications of domestication, particularly in Eurasia. 

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