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Russian Collective Gardens: A Story of Institution and Remembrance

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Starting from a fieldwork carried out in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia) on industrial pollution and the necessity to support gardeners in changing their practices, the present research opens a socio-anthropological perspective on the (sub)urban garden. The datcha is first and foremost a Soviet institution that has now spread to all Russian cities to become a social, cultural, and intergenerational phenomenon.

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  • Russia
  • Collective gardens
  • Datcha
  • History
  • Institution

«In His life, a man has to build a house, plant a tree, father a son» Russian Proverb.

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Lemarchand, F. (2018). Russian Collective Gardens: A Story of Institution and Remembrance. In: Glatron, S., Granchamp, L. (eds) The Urban Garden City . Cities and Nature. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72733-2_5

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