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"Chaltura" - ein sozial-ökonomisches Phänomen
"Khaltura" - a Social-Economic Phenomenon

Author(s): P. Osten, F. Kantowski
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: CEEOL Collections / Digital Reproductions

Summary/Abstract: What is usually meant by khaltura in the USSR today, is overtime work of all kinds as well as illegal activities of Soviet citizens for the purpose of gaining additional income or of acquiring (illegally) scarce goods and services. The activities which are frequently found and discussed in the country, are all outside the planning framework; they differ in form and method, depending on the type of business and the position of the khalturshchik. The authors offer examples for khaltura in various fields of Soviet economy; they also examine the main reasons for the phenomenon and its economic and social effects.

  • Issue Year: 24/1974
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 99-114
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: German