No 2501 (2017)

The Lviv Train Station Restaurant as a Soviet Enterprise, 1944-1980

This is a micro-history of a restaurant in post- World War II Lviv, the largest city of Western Ukraine. Offering a case study of one public dining enterprise this paper explores changes in the post-war Soviet public dining; demonstrates how that enterprise’s institutional structure mediated economic demands, ideological directives, and social conflicts. It argues that the Soviet enterprise should be seen as a nexus between economic system, organization structure of the Soviet state, and everyday lives of Soviet people. The article helps to understand Soviet consumerist practices I the sphere of public dining by looking into complex, hierarchical organizations enabling them.

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Andriy Zayarnyuk