Tag: industrialization

From Perfection To Destruction

The small town of Tol’iatti was meant to be the perfect socialist city; a booming industrial sector and a residential area that was built upon new architectural and modernization ideas. Tol’iatti had meant to be the tiny Volga city that showed monumental achievements in architecture that showed the “Soviet adaptation of international modernism” (17 Moments […]

Stalin’s Use of Threat

Joseph Stalin was one of the most determined, confident, demanding and powerful individuals between the late 1920’s and early 1930s’s in Russia. Who? He was the dictator of the Soviet Union who introduced the first Five-Year in the year 1928. What? The Five Year Plan concentrated on government control of the economy, agriculture and took control […]

The Great Turn and the growing industrial scene in the early 1930’s

The Great Turn was the turning point for the Russian economy changing from the New Economic Policy that was instated by Lenin after the multiple revolutions of 1917 and 1922 and that of the New Five year plan that drove the Russian economy into industrialization. Without the change of policy by the Russian government, they … Continue reading The Great Turn and the growing industrial scene in the early 1930’s

The Industrial Evolution of late Imperial Russia

This picture was taken by photographer Prokudin-Gorskii. He captured the inside of a industrial factory that had large electrical generators. In the late Imperial Russia, the industrial development was rather slow and never made an extreme amount of progress. The growth in the industrial area of Imperial Russia never made the same amount of progress that […]

Industrial and Agricultural Changes

  There are many aspects of industrial and economic development that can contribute to the understanding of the broad term “history”.  In the case of Russia, during the late Imperial period, both economic and industrial changes worked together to shape the cultural and social transformations that were taking place. In the West, technology was developing […]

Sergei Witte and Russia’s Industrial Revolution

As the personal photographer to Tsar Nicholas II, Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii traveled across the vast lands of Russia photographing various scenes of Russia for the Tsar and his family. Born into a noble family in 1863, Prokudin-Gorskii was considered a “pioneer of color photography, talented scientist and inventor, educator, and social activist” (prokudin-gorsky.org). Above all else, his work […]

Iron Work in the Urals

Mountains can have many uses for a nation. They can serve as a form of border between two countries, as a sort of natural defensive wall against invaders, provide incredible beauty to a, and as an important source of resources. This last use is shown in the picture above, entitled “Molding of an artistic casting”. […]