Tag: protest

Novocherkassk Tragedy

  Thousands of workers from the Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works and their “supporters marched to the Communist Party’s headquarters in order to protest Khrushchev’s passing of legislation that would lead to nation-wide price increases for meat and dairy products on June 2nd, 1962” (Seventeen Moments). The march on headquarters resulted in a labor strike due to the […]

The Novocherassk Massacre

In the 1950s and 60s, workers in the Soviet Union watched as their wages were reduced year after year in an attempt to make false statistics regarding labor efficiency. One of the biggest wage cuts came on January 1, 1962 when the Novocherassk Electric Locomotive Works (NEVZ) had its wages reduced by around 35%. Workers…

Peeking under the Iron Curtain

The year is 1957 and the cold War is in full swing, but the streets of Moscow are filled with smiling foreigners and extremely intrigued Muscovites.  This is thanks to Nikki Khrushchev’s “thaw” which allowed for the 6th World Festival of Youth and Students to be held in the city of Moscow.  Excitement for this event didn’t begin during […]