“The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

The 1930s saw a great shift in Soviet Culture. The nation was moving from a time of internal conflict and struggle that surrounded the Revolutions and Civil War of the 20s, to an era where Soviet Culture began to sculpt a more optimistic identity for the nation. The decade saw the concept of the “ideal” … Continue reading “The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

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Physical Culture in the 1930’s

“The physical education of the rising generation is one of the necessary elements of the system of communist education of youth” – Vladimir Lenin The incorporation of regular exercise into the lives of the soviet people was seen as necessary because there was this association between physical well being and social well being. The success of socialism and the health of the revolution

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