This post features primary sources on everyday life and ordinary people in Russian and Soviet history that have been translated into English.
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Azbel, Mark. Refusenik: Trapped in the Soviet Union. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. DS135.R95 A937
Edgerton, William, trans. and ed. Memoirs of Peasant Tolstoyans in Soviet Russia. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993).
Hindus, Maurice Gerschon. The Kremlin’s Human Dilemma: Russia After Half a Century of Revolution. Garden City: Doubleday, 1967.DK28.
Larina, Anna. This I Cannot Forget : the Memoirs of Nikolai Bukharin’s Widow. New York: W W Norton & Co, 1993. DK268 .B76 N4913 1993
Reve, Karel van het. Dear Comrade; Pavel Litvinov and the Voices of Soviet Citizens in Dissent. New York: Pitman Publication Corp, 1969. DK274 .R38 1969
Schecter, Leona. An American Family in Moscow. Boston: Little Brown, 1975. DK274 .S342
Smith, Robert E.F. The Enserfment of the Russian Peasantry. London: Cambridge University Press, 1968. HD714.S54
Steinberg, Julien. Verdict of Three Decades: From the Literature of Individual Revolt against Soviet Communism: 1917-1950. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1950. DK266.S82