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Housing the New Russia
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Housing the New Russia

Jane R. Zavisca

Abstract

This book examines Russia's attempts to transition from a socialist vision of housing, in which the government promised a separate, state-owned apartment for every family, to a market-based and mortgage-dependent model of home ownership. In 1992, the post-Soviet Russian government signed an agreement with the United States to create the Russian housing market. Privatization gave socialist housing to existing occupants. New financial institutions laid the foundation for a market. Next the state tried to stimulate mortgages—and reverse the declining birth rate—by subsidizing loans for young fami ... More

Keywords: privatization, Russia, socialist housing, home ownership, housing market, housing policy, mortgages, tenancy rights, property without markets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450372
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450372.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane R. Zavisca, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, the University of Arizona

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