Tag: peasants

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 […]

The Significance of Russian Farmers

There are a few important aspects of this image, including the location and the significance of the peasants on the Russian Empire in the late 20th century. The image is of Russian peasants haying in the Volga-Baltic Waterway in 1909.  Located in Northern Russia, the Volga-Baltic Waterway links St. Petersburg, which is on the Baltic … Continue reading “The Significance of Russian Farmers”