The process of moving into a new apartment, the novosel’e, exists as a distinct genre of Stalinist Socialist realist Mythology. It is endlessy retold in magazines, newspapers and movie clips. A typical move plot consists of the family of a deserving worker, usually a Stakhanovite, moving with its belongings old and new into a gleaning apartment house recently built by the soviet regime after having lived in a communal apartment or izba (village cabin). These novosel’e were a confirmation of the state’s promise to raise the standard of living of Soviet citizens and ensured the confluence of state interests with individual gratitude and advancement.

From Victor Buchli An Archaeology of Socialism

A particular evolution of the genre is Cherrytown, musical written by Dimitry Shostakovich.