Tag: Brezhnev

Shop ’til You Drop

Once the people of the Soviet Union received a taste of what consumerism was and it’s ability to better their lives, there was no stopping it. Typically in “advanced capitalist societies goods chase people” but in the Soviet Union this was the opposite (Siegelbaum).  People chased goods. They chased them so much that many times […]

Attacks from All Sides: The Dissidence to Brezhnev’s Soviet Union

Under Khrushchev, Soviets were allowed to criticize their political leaders as a certain amount of free speech was allowed. Deeply departing the days of terror under Stalin, Khrushchev’s leadership did not go after people whose actions did not threaten the state, allowing a greater expression of artistic and intellectual criticisms of the state. The arrival … Continue reading Attacks from All Sides: The Dissidence to Brezhnev’s Soviet Union