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In the USSR, The Right to Housing – Soviet Film Project

“In the USSR, The Right to Housing” documents the housing which was made available to all Soviet people and the processes which were put in place to make housing a guarantee. The 1977 Constitution of the USSR enshrined the right to housing as a fundamental human right.

The Soviet people were provided with housing by the state. They had the option to participate in co-operative housing projects and to privately own their homes as well.

On the Soviet Film Project:
At the end of 2008, various comrades regained possession of a cache of films that used to be the film library of the Berkeley, CA branch of the Soviet-American Friendship Society. The collection consists of about 300 films on a variety of topics. They are in Russian with English subtitles, and represent the Soviet Union speaking of itself, in its own voice. The U. S. Friends of the Soviet People (USFSP) agreed to take possession of these films in 2009, and raise the funds and perform the work to digitize the collection, and to distribute its contents both via recorded media (like DVDs) and via the Internet. Today, with the funds we have raised, we have finally been able to begin publishing these digitized films. If you would like to support us in continuing to digitize more films, please make a donation to USFSP at… . We do this not to profit from the work, but to preserve the memory of the USSR and its many achievements, and to pass that memory on to future generations.

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