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More About Toilet Paper -- Soviet Bloc

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by Helen Ahanbasket, AIR staff

As I wrote a few days ago, all the world loves toilet paper. Here is a further aspect for your consideration.

"Toilet Paper Usage in the Former Soviet Bloc and the Transition," Mike Haynes, 2000, on the web at <http://pers-www.wlv.ac.uk/~le1958/tp.htm>. (Thanks to Al Pergande for bringing this to our attention.)
The author is Senior Lecturer in European Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, UK. He explains that

This collection of data arises from a debate over the social impact of the transition in Russia and the former Eastern bloc.

The data cover a wide geographical and temporal area, including:

Availability

Affordability

Toilet Paper and the Russian Transition

Moscow/ St. Petersburg and General European Russia

Irkutsk

Saratov

Siberia

Vladivostok

Turkmenistan

Lithuania

Poland

Bulgaria

Romania

Yugoslavia

Poland

We eagerly await further reports on this subject.

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