By Elena Khlinovskaya Rockhill
youth held a different position in Soviet society: visible because the key to a greater destiny, teenagers have been imagined because the purely privileged type. accordingly, the fast emergence in post-Soviet Russia of the monstrous numbers of susceptible 'social orphans', or youngsters who've dwelling kin yet develop up in residential care associations, stuck the general public suddenly, resulting in discussions of the position and position of adolescence within the new society. in keeping with an in-depth learn the writer explores dissonance among new post-Soviet varieties of relatives and financial system, and lingering Soviet attitudes, revealing social orphans as an embodiment of a long-standing energy fight among the country and the kinfolk. the writer uncovers parallels among (post-) Soviet and Western practices in baby welfare and attitudes in the direction of 'bad' moms, and proposes a brand new means of examining kinship the place the nation is an essential member.
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