Victorious in the Civil War, the Bolsheviks faced a series of challenges as they moved to secure the peace, consolidate their gains on the home front, and advance their agenda for transforming society. This week’s posts engaged many of these issues, from the ideologically compromised but politically necessary New Economic Policy, to the campaign against the church, and grand plans to bring electrification to the entire country. The cultural front was similarly fraught, which made the twenties a vibrant decade for literature and for the Cinema, which Lenin considered the “most important” of the arts. Our student’s choice award goes to the wonderfully titled, “All of Russia Do the Electric Slide.”
Enjoy this weekly edition while we get through mid-terms. We’ll back in a couple of weeks!