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Extract about food from a letter written by a British woman, Mrs Morley, living in the USSR in 1938
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/22286)
FO 371/22286; extract from a letter written by a British woman in the USSR, 1938


  1. What problems did people face living in the Soviet Union in 1938?

  2. Do you think that people in the countryside would have had the same problems as people living and working in the cities?

  3. According to this writer, had living conditions improved in the last few years? Do you think her viewpoint is likely to be accurate?

  4. What conclusions about the success of the Five Year Plans can you draw from this source?