Russian Collective Gardens: A Story of Institution and Remembrance

  • Frédérick Lemarchand
Part of the Cities and Nature book series (CITIES)


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.


Russia Collective gardens Datcha History Institution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MRSH-b Pôle risque, Université de CaenCaen CedexFrance

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