Shot two years prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, this program emulates the 7 Up documentary model in which a group of children reveal their thoughts and feelings on camera. The Russian participants introduced here include Anton, a Moscow boy who precociously foreshadows a coup in his nation's political future; twins Stas and Dennis who live in an industrial suburb of Leningrad, now St Petersburg; Asya, also a Leningrad citizen, who shares a small apartment with her mother and grandparents; Tanya, who laments the lack of retail choices in her country and whose mouth waters, almost literally, over a Western mail-order catalog; Almaz, who lives in a factory workers' hostel in the capital of Kyrgyzstan; Rita, who dwells on the shore of the largest freshwater lake in the world; and Andrei, who resides in a children's home in Siberia.
Meeting the U.S.S.R.'s Youngest Generation (2:46) -- Diverse Upbringings among Soviet Children (1:57) -- Molding Children for Soviet Society (2:12) -- Soviet Colonization of the Baltic States (1:20) -- Nationalism Threatens the Soviet Union (2:18) -- Ethnic Tension in a Soviet Republic (2:09) -- Migration from Conflict in the Soviet Union (2:18) -- Aggression among Soviet Children (3:27) -- World War II: a Major Soviet Theme (3:02) -- Soviet Children's View of Adults (2:39) -- Soviet Families (2:01) -- Soviet Village Life (1:25) -- Lenin's Octobrists (3:39) -- Visiting Lenin (2:02) -- Spiritual Awareness among Soviet Children (4:33) -- Young Career Aspirations in the Soviet Union (3:17) -- Hopes of Defecting (1:14) -- Gorbachev and Perestroika (3:11) -- Material Wealth in a Communist System (3:43) -- Conceptualizing Personal Property (2:21) -- Exposure to the West (2:39) -- Learning about America in the U.S.S.R. (3:16) -- Sleeping in the Soviet Union (1:08) -- Desires among U.S.S.R. Youth (5:04) -- Tracking the Youngest Soviet Generation (0:21) -- Born in the U.S.S.R.: 7 Up (0:44)
The information below has been drawn from sources outside of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. In most instances, the information will be from sources that have not been peer reviewed by scholarly or research communities. Please report cases in which the information is inaccurate through the Contact Us link below.