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Sigrid Rausing talks to Oliver Bullough

Everything is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia

Hay Festival 2014 , 

In 1993–4 abandoned watchtowers dotted the coast line. The huge fields of the Lenin collective farm were lying fallow, waiting for claims from former owners, fleeing war and Soviet and Nazi occupation. The anthropologist reflects on history, political repression, and the story of the minority Swedes in the area.