Tag: Magnitogorsk

The Successes and Flaws of a Socialist City of Steel

The Great Turn, the period following Lenin’s death during the late 1920s, oversaw a radical reshaping of Russian life, including politics, social life, and the economy. The most important aspect of this period was the economic progress made. Stalin himself claimed that “we are 50 to 100 years behind advanced countries. We must cover this […]

Steeling a Way of Life

Every major country in the world has undergone their own industrial revolution. The majority of these revolutions took place in the 1800’s and was just a natural effect of technology development. But as the rest of the world was progressing onto the new economic age, Russia was minding its own business. For a long time,…