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A tale of two collapses
A tale of two collapses

Author(s): Wojciech Siegień
Contributor(s): Iwona Reichardt (Translator)
Subject(s): Political history, Government/Political systems, Present Times (2010 - today), Political Essay, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Kolegium Europy Wschodniej im. Jana Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: Donbas region; de-oligarchisation; decommunisation; Sievierodonetsk;

Summary/Abstract: Many of us probably do not realise the role that heavy-duty hand cleaning paste has played in the history of the Eastern bloc. In Poland, for instance, this product was called pasta BHP, and it was commonly used to remove stains from paint and grease. Its trade allowed one Polish family, the Kulczyks, to become billionaires. In the Soviet republics, that paste was called Landish and was popularly used in households as a washing detergent.

  • Issue Year: 41/2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 26-33
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English