By Marina Balina, Evgeny Dobrenko
Taken jointly, those essays redefine the preconceived idea of Soviet happiness because the fabricated from authentic ideology imposed from above and expressed predominantly via collective event, and supply facts that the formation of the concept that of person happiness used to be no longer contained by means of the constraints of significant nation initiatives, managed by way of country regulations and geared toward the construction of a brand new society.
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But in many other recollections, there is a stronger sense of the viewpoint of the child back then, as in the following happy memories associated with the unexpected discovery of an ordinary object recounted by a woman born into a Perm’ working-class family in 1960: Interviewer: So what are your earliest memories of childhood? Informant: Our own house, a big family. We only had two rooms. And there’s this story I always tell my children. We didn’t have much to live on; no one did back then. ) And next door they were pulling down this house; everyone had moved out.
26 In this particular case, the orphaned child had stayed in the family, but people brought up in orphanages could also be positive about their experiences. In our interviews with such people, the term schast’e was seldom used, but informants usually described their childhood experiences as normal’nye (not so much ‘normal’ as ‘fine’, and, in some contexts, the most appropriate translation of English ‘happy’) or even prekrasnye (wonderful). And this despite the fact that recollections sometimes recorded what, to an external observer, sounded like horrendous discomfort or even physical suffering.
8 This was the period when 1 September, the start of the school year, was turned into a festival for ‘happy children’; in the words of a poem printed in Pioneer Pravda in 1935: Radiant, joyful, and cheery, The day rises over the city. Good day, autumn! Good day, school! ): Fairer than the first dawns of Spring Is the happy time of youth. Warmed by Stalin’s smile Our children play joyfully. Stalin is our battle glory, Stalin is the soaring of our youth, Singing, fighting and winning, Our nation follows Stalin.
Petrified utopia : happiness Soviet style by Marina Balina, Evgeny Dobrenko