Privatisation of Housing in Post-Soviet Russia: A New Understanding of Home?

Lynne Attwood

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This article is concerned with the attitudes of the nascent Russian 'middle class' towards the privatisation of housing. It focuses on the questions of whether private ownership had an impact on these people's understanding of 'home', whether it resulted in greater satisfaction with their housing, and whether it gave them the sense of being 'stakeholders' in Russian society. The principal research method was a questionnaire emailed to people in Moscow, St Petersburg and three provincial cities. A history of housing in Soviet Russia is also provided, along with an overview of research on housing and the home in other industrialised countries. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-928
Number of pages25
JournalEurope - Asia Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


  • housing - privtisation - Russia - qualitative research


Dive into the research topics of 'Privatisation of Housing in Post-Soviet Russia: A New Understanding of Home?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this