One Nation, Fit For All

  ‪”There is no more beautiful clothing in the world, than the bronze of muscles and freshness of skin.” Vladimir Mayakovsky. Poster by N. I. Tereshchenko …   The USSR went to great lengths to promote physical culture throughout the 1930’s, which accompanied their mold of the “New Soviet” person. The New Soviet who […]

Calling For Collectivization

“The ultimate goal of socialist society was to create a new person, a New Soviet Person, who’s entire consciousness was shaped by the socialist environment” The first five year plan called for collectivization, or the transfer of Soviet agriculture from individual farms to state run collective farms. Stalin believed that the organization of collective farms […]

Breaking the Chains of Religion

   He who lives and works in need his entire life is taught by religion to be meek and patient in this world, offering the comfort of hope for a heavenly reward. And they who live on the labor of others are taught by religion to be charitable in this world, offering them a cheap […]

Farm at Medvezhia Gora Station

  The image above titled, “Farm at Medvezhia Gora Station” was taken in 1915 by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. Prokudin-Gorskii, who lived from 1863-1944, was a well known photographer who famously captured pictures of landmarks throughout the Russian Empire in the early 20th century. With the support of Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorskii was hired by the […]