A Soviet-era tradition returns

  • 2003-05-22
  • Justin Petrone
TALLINNLabor and leisure camps known as student brigades - once popular Soviet-era summer getaway for thousands of kids - are being revived by the Tallinn city government and a group of enthusiasts.Established in the early 1960s in the Soviet Union, the student brigades offered teenagers a chance to earn money and spend time working on farms and construction sites.Tallinn's government revived its student brigade in 2001 and in the past two years it has been funded by the city through the youth and sports department and organized by youth club leaders like Tiit Terik, head of the Tallinn Stu...
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