Perestroika (1987–1999)

  • Vladimir Stegaylo Fortuna Group of Companies; Union of Architects of Russia
  • Alexey Buynov Union of Architects of Russia
  • Nikolai Zhukovsky OOO "N. Zhukovsky architectural firm"; Union of Architects of Russia
  • Sergey Demkov Irkutskgiprodornii OJSC; Institute of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences of INRTU
  • Natalya Sherstova

Abstract

After Brezhnev’s death, starting from 1983, there were troublesome times in Russia. At first the senile secretaries general came and passed away, making ‘a funeral parade’, and then Gorbachev’s perestroika started. The wind of change shook all foundations of usual mode of life. The economic collapse of the 1990s brought in all forms of wild capitalism. The profession was not able to feed any more. Even recognized masters of architecture had to breed poultry in the country and return bottles to feed their families. But we weathered those bad times. Some of us quitted the profession; others remained, in spite of all non-payments, unemployment and other antics of the primary accumulation epoch…

Author Biographies

Nikolai Zhukovsky, OOO "N. Zhukovsky architectural firm"; Union of Architects of Russia

Sergey Demkov, Irkutskgiprodornii OJSC; Institute of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences of INRTU

How to Cite
STEGAYLO, Vladimir et al. Perestroika (1987–1999). project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 43, p. 101-130, jan. 2015. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <http://www.projectbaikal.com/index.php/pb/article/view/866>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.43.866.

Keywords

troublesome times; perestroika; unemployment; primary accumulation of capital

Published
2015-01-20