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Revolutionary Bolshevik Work’--Stakhanovism in Retail Trade
  • Amy E. Randall, Santa Clara University
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John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
In mid-November 1935, Serafima T. Borisova was awarded a thousand-ruble bonus and aportable gramophone in recognition of her accomplishments as a Stakhanovite labor hero.Unlike Aleksei Stakhanov, for whom the honor was named, Borisova did not mine coal; shesold women’s clothing. As an exemplary saleswoman, Borisova carefully organized cloth-ing displays, beautified her sales section, procured new designs and fabrics to meet con-sumer needs, informed industries and cooperative artels about what consumers wanted, andlistened to as well as advised customers carefully. In addition to meeting norms for sales,she provided excellent customer service.
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Randall, A. E. (2000), ‘Revolutionary Bolshevik Work’: Stakhanovism in Retail Trade. The Russian Review, 59: 425–441.